Examples of quietude in a Sentence
after his tantrum, the toddler lapsed into an exhausted quietude and fell asleep
the quietude of the early morning was broken only by the occasional chirping of birds
Recent Examples of quietude from the Web
In language that almost allows the reader to hear the pit-a-pat of rain, we're drawn into a quietude and stillness that sets the stage for all that follows.
The test car certainly handled and accelerated well enough, but its forte was on the highway, where its quietude, ride comfort, and solidity came to the fore.
In Pursuit of Silence Filmmaker Patrick Shen explore the virtues of absolute quietude and the impact noise has on our daily lives.
I was struck by the pleasantness and quietude of Sunday on Urk, the inhabitants greeting each other in their meanderings and the homey chimney smoke piping through the village.
But Obama, whose very election represented an extraordinary step forward in the country's history, is unlikely to fade away with the quietude of his predecessors.
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Origin and Etymology of quietude
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
Synonymscalmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, calm, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)
Antonymsbustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar
Related Wordslull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxedness
Near Antonymsclamor, din, noise, racket
QUIETUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quietude for English Language Learners
: the state of being quiet or calm
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