AskDefine | Define quietly

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quietly adv
1 with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing softly" [syn: softly] [ant: loudly]
2 with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly and intently"; "she was crying quietly" [ant: noisily]
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" [syn: quiet] [ant: unquietly]
4 in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass" [syn: restfully]

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  1. In a quiet manner.


in a quiet manner

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