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quietude

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noun qui·etude \ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Simple Definition of quietude

  • : the state of being quiet or calm

Full Definition of quietude

  1. :  a quiet state :  repose

Examples of quietude

  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 of quietude

Middle French, from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus


First Known Use: 1597



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