Quiet refers to the absence of sound (especially loud sound) and quite means truly or considerably. The two words are often mis-spelled, just like their and there.

Comparison chart

Quiet versus Quite comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartQuietQuite
Definition Quiet is the state of there being very little or no or sound; silence; not loud. Almost completely — near to whole
Example The classroom suddenly felt dark and QUIET. We are not QUITE there yet.
Pronunciation kwahy-et kwahyt


Quiet (pronounced kwahy-et)


Quite (pronounced kwahyt)


Quite vs Quiet: Video Explaining the Differences

Share this comparison:

If you read this far, you should follow us:

"Quite vs Quiet." Diffen.com. Diffen LLC, n.d. Web. 24 Oct 2016. < >