HyperDic: quietly

English > 4 senses of the word quietly:
ADVERBallquietly, softlywith low volume
allquietlywith little or no sound
allquietly, quietwith little or no activity or no agitation / agitation / agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly')
allquietly, restfullyin a restful manner
quietly > pronunciation
Soundskway'ahtliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > quietly: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith low volume.
Example "she spoke quietly to the child"
Synonymsoftly
Oppositeloudly, loud, aloudWith relatively high volume
Spanishblandamente, suavemente
English > quietly: 4 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWith little or no sound.
Examples
  • "the class was listening quietly and intently"
  • "she was crying quietly"
OppositenoisilyWith much noise or loud and unpleasant sound
Adjectivesquietfree of noise or uproar
English > quietly: 4 senses > adverb 3
MeaningWith little or no activity or no agitation / agitation / agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly').
Examples
  • "her hands rested quietly in her lap"
  • "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"
Synonymquiet
OppositeunquietlyWith agitation / agitation / agitation / agitation / agitation or turbulence
Spanishcalladamente, pacíficamente, silenciosamente, tranquilamente
Adjectivesquietcharacterized by an absence or near absence of agitation / agitation / agitation or activity
English > quietly: 4 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn a restful manner.
Synonymrestfully

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