Definition of quietness in English:



mass noun
  • 1Absence of noise or bustle; calm.

    ‘he loved the quietness and stillness of early summer days’
    ‘a voice disturbed the quietness of the night’
    • ‘After the relative quietness of the last hour or so, the house suddenly seemed full of activity.’
    • ‘The stillness and the quietness of the house is excruciating.’
    • ‘It is an ordinary place marked by its striking simplicity and quietness.’
    • ‘Passengers rate the spaciousness and the quietness of the vehicle very highly.’
    • ‘The quietness of the morning was broken by the whirlwind that usually accompanied Rebecca's appearance into the room.’
    • ‘We are leaving behind us a place of quietness and peace.’
    • ‘The quietness of the day was interrupted by a loud explosion.’
    • ‘This sound level is very commendable as quietness is something strived for by many users today.’
    • ‘The Bible has much to say about the merits of quietness.’
    • ‘The quietness surrounded them.’
    peacefulness, peace and quiet, peace, restfulness, calm, calmness, tranquillity, serenity
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    1. 1.1 The fact or state of abstaining from speech.
      ‘Grandpa's sudden quietness was disconcerting’
      • ‘This doesn't really excuse my quietness on the blogging front, but it goes part-way to explaining it.’
      • ‘Her quietness got under my skin.’
      • ‘He noticed the quietness of the table, and the expectant gazes of all those around him.’
      • ‘I think that his quietness on the subject was the thing that bothered me most.’
      • ‘It was his quietness which disconcerted her.’
      • ‘Cate noticed his quietness and wondered what was bothering him.’
      • ‘Uncertain how to interpret his quietness, she tried to figure out what to say.’
      • ‘Her quietness and simplicity puzzled reporters - but won her a very deep respect.’
      • ‘A quietness followed my outburst.’