quietude


quietude

noun

Definition of QUIETUDE

1
a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <after his tantrum, the toddler lapsed into an exhausted quietude and fell asleep>
Near Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racket
2
the near or complete absence of sound <the quietude of the early morning was broken only by the occasional chirping of birds>
Related Words calm, lull, peace, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility)

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