Loud vs. Quiet

Loud vs. Quiet — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Loud and Quiet

Loudadjective

Characterized by high volume and intensity. Used of sound

a loud whistle.

Quietadjective

Making or characterized by little or no noise

a quiet library.a quiet street.a quiet, well tuned engine.

Loudadjective

Producing sound of high volume and intensity

a loud construction work site.

Quietadjective

Free of turmoil and agitation; calm

a quiet lake.a quiet place in the country.

Loudadjective

Clamorous and insistent

loud denials.

Quietadjective

Providing or allowing relaxation; restful; soothing

a quiet afternoon nap.a quiet tune on the flute.

Loudadjective

Having strikingly bright colors

a loud necktie. See garish.

Quietadjective

Not showy or bright; subdued

a room decorated in quiet colors.

Loudadjective

Having a very strong or overpowering odor.

Quietadjective

Restrained, as in style; understated

a quiet strength.a quiet life.

Loudadverb

In a loud manner.

Quietadjective

Out of public scrutiny; known or discussed by few

wanted to keep the incident quiet until after the election.

Loudadjective

(of a sound) Of great intensity.

Turn that music down; it's too loud.

Quietnoun

The quality or condition of being quiet

"A menacing quiet fills the empty streets" (Time).

Loudadjective

(of a person, thing, event, etc.) Noisy.

a loud party that went on all night

Quietverb

To cause to become quiet

The teacher quieted the students.

Loudadjective

(of a person, event, etc.) Not subtle or reserved, brash.

Quietverb

To make (a title) secure by freeing from uncertainties or adverse claims as to the ownership.

Loudadjective

(of clothing, decorations, etc.) Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns; gaudy.

a loud style of dress;loud colors

Quietverb

To become quiet

The child wouldn't quiet down for me.

Loudadjective

High-quality; premium; (by extension) having a strong or pungent odour indicating good quality

Quietadjective

With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.

I can't hear the music; it is too quiet.

Loudnoun

(slang) High-quality marijuana

Quietadjective

Having little motion or activity; calm.

the sea was quieta quiet night at homeall quiet on the Western front

Loudadverb

Loudly.

Quietadjective

Not busy, of low quantity.

The traffic was quiet for a Monday morning.Business was quiet for the season.

Loudadjective

characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity;

a group of loud childrenloud thunderher voice was too loudloud trombones

Quietadjective

Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.

Loudadjective

tastelessly showy;

a flash cara flashy ringgarish colorsa gaudy costumeloud sport shirtsa meretricious yet stylish booktawdry ornaments

Quietadjective

Not showy; undemonstrative.

a quiet dressquiet coloursa quiet movement

Loudadjective

used chiefly as a direction or description in music;

the forte passages in the composition

Quietadjective

(software) Requiring little or no interaction.

a quiet install

Loudadverb

with relatively high volume;

the band played loudlyshe spoke loudly and angrilyhe spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear himcried aloud for help

Quietverb

To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.

When you quiet, we can start talking.

Quietverb

To cause someone to become quiet.

Can you quiet your child? He's making lots of noise.The umpire quieted the crowd, so the game could continue in peace.

Quietnoun

The absence of sound; quietness.

There was a strange quiet in the normally very lively plaza.We need a bit of quiet before we can start the show.

Quietnoun

the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

Quietinterjection

Be quiet.

Quiet! The children are sleeping.

Quietnoun

a period of calm weather;

there was a lull in the storm

Quietnoun

an untroubled state; free from disturbances

Quietnoun

the absence of sound;

he needed silence in order to sleepthe street was quiet

Quietnoun

a disposition free from stress or emotion

Quietverb

become quiet or quieter;

The audience fell silent when the speaker entered

Quietverb

make calm or still;

quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Quietadjective

characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity;

a quiet lifea quiet throng of onlookersquiet peace-loving peoplethe factions remained quiet for almost 10 years

Quietadjective

free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound;

a quiet audience at the concertthe room was dark and quiet

Quietadjective

not showy or obtrusive;

clothes in quiet good taste

Quietadjective

in a softened tone;

hushed voicesmuted trumpetsa subdued whispera quiet reprimand

Quietadjective

without untoward incident or disruption;

a placid existencequiet times

Quietadjective

free from disturbance;

a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid baythe quiet waters of a lagoona lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue skya smooth channel crossingscarcely a ripple on the still waterunruffled water

Quietadjective

of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.

Quietadverb

with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly');

her hands rested quietly in her lapthe rock star was quietly led out the back doorsit here as quiet as you can