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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quietus mean? 

QUIETUS (noun)
  The noun QUIETUS has 1 sense:

1. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

  Familiarity information: QUIETUS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

QUIETUS (noun)

Sense 1quietus [BACK TO TOP]


Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


eternal rest; eternal sleep; quietus; sleep; rest

Context examples:

she was laid to rest beside her husband / they had to put their family pet to sleep

Hypernyms ("quietus" is a kind of...):

death (the absence of life or state of being dead)

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