Joanna's normally quiet voice was suddenly quite loudShe began speaking in a quieter tone, but her voice was still firmLloyd smiled, a slow kind of smile that broke into quiet laughter
to be quietestar callado
you're very quiet todayhoy estás muy callado;be quiet!¡cállate!;¡silencio!
she was very quiet all dayHe was quiet for a long timeshe's always quiet; she just sits and gets on with her work without saying a word
to go quietquedarse callado
he went quietMaisie had gone unnaturally quiet
to keeporstay quiet(say nothing)quedarse callado;(not make a noise)no hacer ruido
There was nothing to say to this so she kept quiet...I stayed quiet, though secretly I thought Glenys had a good pointhe was smart enough to know when to keep quiettry to keep quiet, Joseph's asleepthe children couldn't stay quiet for long, and soon were laughing and playing
to keep quiet about sthno decir nada acerca de algo
you must keep quiet about what you saw tonight.
to keep sb quiet: they paid him £1,000 to keep him quietle pagaron 1000 libras para que se callara;that book should keep him quiet for a whileese libro le tendrá entretenido durante un rato;I gave him a biscuit to keep him quietle di una galleta para que estuviese entretenido
to keep sth quiet: keep it quietno se lo digas a nadie;he managed to keep the whole thing quietconsiguió que nadie se enterara del asunto;the government has tried to keep the matter quietel gobierno ha intentado mantener el asunto en secreto
it was dark and the streets were quietera de noche y las calles estaban silenciosas;isn't it quiet!¡qué silencio!
We returned to the car through quiet streetsThe stars shone out of a clear sky on to quiet streetslie down in a quiet room
it was quiet as the gravehabía un silencio sepulcral
3(peaceful, not busy)[+life, night, village, area]tranquilo
they lead a quiet lifellevan una vida tranquila;he'll do anything for a quiet lifehará lo que sea para que lo dejen en paz;the patient has had a quiet nightel paciente ha pasado una noche tranquila;this town is too quiet for meesta ciudad es demasiado tranquila para mí;the shops will be quieter todaylas tiendas estarán más tranquilas hoy;hoy habrá menos jaleo en las tiendas
the shops are very quiet on bank holidays
business is quiet at this time of yearhay poco movimiento en esta época
The village is so quiet now...It reminded me of those quiet East Anglian coastal townshe went to sleep with a quiet [mind]
everybody needs a quiet timetodo el mundo necesita un rato de tranquilidad
those were quiet timesaquel fue un tiempo de tranquilidad
Eleanor had a quiet night and slept soundlyMost married couples live quiet and happy lives together
all quiet on the Western frontno hay moros en la costa
the decoration was in quiet good tastela decoración era de un gusto discreto;with quiet humour he said ...con un humor discreto dijo ...;we had a quiet lunch/suppercomimos/cenamos en la intimidad
They dress in quiet colours devoid of patternJust as a red rag enrages a bull, quiet colours sootheThey lead lives of quiet despair...There was a quiet despair in her 1 voice that was painful to hearThere are grounds for quiet optimism.It was a quiet ceremony at a register officeThe quiet ceremony was in stark contrast to his lavish first marriageSome U.S. officials have expresed quiet optimism at the ceasefire idea
it was a quiet funeral/weddingel funeral/la boda se celebró en la intimidad
we had a quiet [wedding]
to have a quiet dig at sbburlarse discretamente de algn
we had a quiet laugh over itnos reímos en privado
I'll have a quiet word with himhablaré discretamente con él
the teacher shouted for quiet
let's have complete quiet for a few minutesvamos a tener unos minutos de completo silencio;in the quiet of the nighten el silencio de la noche
In the quiet of the studio it sounded like a small pistol shot.
on the quieta escondidas
They've been building up quite a large shareholding on the quiet.xxxx to do sth on the quietxxxxx she had a drink on the quietxxxxx he told me on the quiet
there was a period of quiet after the fightinghubo un periodo de tranquilidad tras los enfrentamientos
xxx an hour of blessed quietIn the country the quiet made them feel depressed.