quiet vs loud vs noisy

quiet

Definitions

noun

  1. a period of calm weather
  2. an untroubled state; free from disturbances
  3. the absence of sound
  4. a disposition free from stress or emotion

verb

  1. become quiet or quieter
  2. make calm or still

adjective

  1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
  2. not showy or obtrusive
  3. (of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots
  4. characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
  5. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
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adverb

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

Examples

She is simply bartering goodies in return for comparative quietness.

Jim had hustled over quietly and begun to help out with the horseshoeing, expecting ridicule from the likes of Hugh Glass or old Zeke Williams, who had just arrived at the rendezvous, but, to his surprise, the fact that he was married to a woman of such pure fire produced the very opposite of the effect he had feared.

Now the word "prayer" to non-Muslim readers will evoke an image of people perhaps silently clasping their hands together, leaning forward in a pew, and either silently, to themselves, or in a quiet tone, speaking heartfeltly to God.

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loud

Definitions

adjective

  1. (used chiefly as a direction or description in music) loud; with force
  2. tastelessly showy
  3. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity

adverb

  1. with relatively high volume

Examples

The forecasts have been asking us to watch out for thunderclouds and thundershowers for a long while now.

Sony Pictures Animation has a full slate of films including the mouth-watering 3D comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which opened as the #1 movie in North America on September 18, Hotel Transylvania, now in pre-production and, in association with Columbia Pictures, The Smurfs, now in production.

We sat in aw as we listened to Hillary's speech and wondered aloud what she's up too.

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