Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

quietude

play
noun qui·etude \ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Simple Definition of quietude

  • : the state of being quiet or calm

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quietude

  1. :  a quiet state :  repose

Examples of quietude in a sentence

  1. <after his tantrum, the toddler lapsed into an exhausted quietude and fell asleep>

  2. <the quietude of the early morning was broken only by the occasional chirping of birds>



Origin and Etymology of quietude

Middle French, from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus


First Known Use: 1597



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quietude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accomodate acommodate acommadate accommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ