Quickly vs Quietly - What's the difference?

quickly | quietly |

As adverbs the difference between quickly and quietly

is that quickly is rapidly; with speed; fast while quietly is in a quiet manner.




  • rapidly; with speed; fast
  • Very soon
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 3 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Another Karadeniz cross led to Cudicini's first save of the night, with the Spurs keeper making up for a weak punch by brilliantly pushing away Christian Noboa's snap-shot.
    Two more top-class stops followed quickly afterwards, first from Natcho's rasping shot which was heading into the top corner, and then to deny Ryazantsev at his near post.}}
    If we go this way, we'll get there quickly .

    Usage notes

    * Although the comparative and superlative one-word forms exist and are in use, the two-word forms are more common.






    (en adverb)
  • In a quiet manner.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.}}


    * loudly