keep quiet

idiom

Definition of keep quiet

1 : to not say anything or make any noise He thought about telling the police what he knew, but he decided to keep quiet. Please keep quiet during the movie.
2 : to not say anything about (something) She kept her plans quiet.
3 : to prevent (someone or something) from making noise She gave the dog a bone to keep him quiet.
4 : to prevent (someone) from revealing information about something They paid money to the witness to keep him quiet.

Learn More About keep quiet

Dictionary Entries Near keep quiet

keep purdah

keep quiet

keep quiet about

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for keep quiet

Cite this Entry

“Keep quiet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20quiet. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!