Quietly vs Secretly - What's the difference?

quietly | secretly |


As adverbs the difference between quietly and secretly

is that quietly is in a quiet manner while secretly is in secret, covertly.

quietly

English

Adverb

(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.}}

    Antonyms

    * loudly

    secretly

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • In secret, covertly.