((in Canada)) a period during the 1960s in Quebec, marked by secularization, educational reforms, and rising support for separation from the rest of Canada French name Révolution tranquille
any rapid political, institutional, social, and cultural changes that occur without violence
The quiet revolution of telecommuting will soon be recognized.
1786; capitalized form refers to 1960s change in Quebec, Canada
[kwahy-it] /ˈkwaɪ ɪt/ adjective, quieter, quietest. 1. making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors. 2. free, or comparatively free, from noise: a quiet street. 3. silent: Be quiet! 4. restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little: a quiet person. 5. free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful: a quiet life. 6. […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. the sun at the minimum of solar activity, occurring every 11 years. 2. the unchanging background of solar phenomena.
[kwahy-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ noun 1. the state of being quiet; tranquillity; calmness; stillness; quiet. /ˈkwaɪəˌtjuːd/ noun 1. the state or condition of being quiet, peaceful, calm, or tranquil n. 1590s, from Middle French quiétude (c.1500) or directly from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus (see quiet (n.)).
[kwahy-ee-tuh s] /kwaɪˈi təs/ noun, plural quietuses. 1. a finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles: Having given a quietus to the argument, she left. 2. discharge or release from life. 3. a period of retirement or inactivity. /kwaɪˈiːtəs; -ˈeɪtəs/ noun (pl) -tuses 1. anything that serves to quash, eliminate, or kill: to give […]