quietude

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noun qui·etude \ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

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

Medieval French, from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus


First Known Use: 1597


QUIETUDE Defined for English Language Learners

quietude

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noun qui·etude \ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of quietude for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being quiet or calm



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