quietude

noun qui·etude \ ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of quietude

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of quietude

borrowed from Middle French, borrowed from Medieval Latin quiētūdō, from Latin quiētus 2quiet + -tūdō, suffix of abstract nouns


QUIETUDE Defined for English Language Learners

quietude

noun

Definition of quietude for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being quiet or calm



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