|1.||[ adverb ] with low volume|
"speak softly but carry a big stick" "she spoke quietly to the child" "the radio was playing softly"
|Related terms:||loudly soft soft|
|2.||[ adverb ] with little or no sound|
"the class was listening quietly and intently" "she was crying quietly"
|Related terms:||noisily quiet quiet|
|3.||[ adverb ] with little or no activity or especially agitation|
"her hands rested quietly in her lap" "the rock star was quietly led out the back door" (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in "sit here as quiet as you can")
|Related terms:||unquietly quiet quiet|
|4.||[ adverb ] in a restful manner|
"the streets are restfully sunny and still for the town is at mass"
|Related terms:||relaxing relaxing|