September 17, 2013 - Word of the Day
A person or a thing that does not make a lot of sound is quiet. This word is similar to the word "silent."
In these sentences, "quiet" is a noun:
- I need some peace and quiet.
- The hotel promises peace and quiet for its guests.
- The quiet of the night allowed everyone a good night's rest.
- We need some quiet here.
The word "quiet" is often used as an adjective:
- This is a quiet neighborhood.
- The store has been quiet all day. (quiet = low business activity)
- We're looking for a place that's quiet.
- Try to keep quiet. Don't tell anyone what I said.
- Keep quiet.
- They have to be quiet in the library.
- Be quiet!
You can also use this word as a verb:
- Quiet, please.
- Quiet down.
By adding an "ly" ending, the adverb "quietly" is formed:
- She quietly left the room.
- They're working very quietly.
- The company quickly and quietly went out of business.
- He died quietly in his sleep.
On some days, the beach offers peace and quiet.
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