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Meaning & Definition of Quietly in English

English

Quietly

/kwaɪətli/

adverb

1. With low volume

  • "Speak softly but carry a big stick"
  • "She spoke quietly to the child"
  • "The radio was playing softly"
    synonym:
  • softly
  • ,
  • quietly

2. With little or no sound

  • "The class was listening quietly and intently"
  • "She was crying quietly"
    synonym:
  • quietly

3. With little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')

  • "Her hands rested quietly in her lap"
  • "The rock star was quietly led out the back door"
  • "Sit here as quiet as you can"
    synonym:
  • quietly
  • ,
  • quiet

4. In a restful manner

  • "The streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"
    synonym:
  • restfully
  • ,
  • quietly

Examples of using

She sat down next to him and listened quietly.
The injured man moaned quietly.
Tom quietly closed the bedroom door.