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be quiet


Definitions from WordNet

Verb be quiet has 1 sense
  1. close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
    Sample sentence:
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Definitions from the Web

be quiet


To refrain from making noise; to stay silent.

Parts of Speech:

  • Verb: be quiet, is quiet, was quiet, being quiet
  • Interjection: Quiet!


  1. Be silent or stop making noise.

    Example: She told the children to be quiet during the movie.

  2. To calm down or reduce noise level.

    Example: The soundproof walls in the conference room helped to be quiet the external noise.


This phrase can be used as a verb or an interjection to ask someone to stop making noise or to maintain silence.

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