verb \ˈkwī-ə-tən\
qui·et·enedqui·et·en·ing \ˈkwī-ət-niŋ, ˈkwī-ə-tən-iŋ\

Definition of QUIETEN

chiefly British
:  quiet

Examples of QUIETEN

  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>

First Known Use of QUIETEN

circa 1828


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