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quieten

play
verb qui·et·en \ˈkwī-ə-tən\

Definition of quieten

quietenedquietening play \ˈkwī-ət-niŋ, ˈkwī-ə-tən-iŋ\

chiefly British

  1. :  quiet



Examples of quieten in a sentence

  1. <the nanny tried to quieten the children with assurances that help was on its way>

  2. <one young chap was trying to quieten down the group>



Circa 1828

First Known Use of quieten

circa 1828



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