quiet down

Definition of quiet down

chiefly US

  1. :  to become quiet or quieter :  to become calmer or less noisy The children started to quiet down after dinner. He told the crowd to quiet down. Things are quieting down in town.

Word by Word Definitions

quietplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being quiet (see 2quiet) :  tranquility

  1. :  marked by little or no motion or activity :  calm

    :  gentle, easygoing

    :  not interfered with

  1. :  in a quiet manner

  1. :  to cause to be quiet :  calm

    :  to make secure by freeing from dispute or question

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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