quiet down

phrasal verb

quieted down; quieting down; quiets down
chiefly US
: 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.

Examples of quiet down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other adults would tell Brown to quiet down, to stop putting on shows and making up stories. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 16 Oct. 2023 Another siren goes off, and the hallway quiets down as water stops flowing. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Similarly, when Shelia’s inner voice finally quiets down, it’s only replaced by the visions of Zooey Deschanel’s Kelly as her tormentor. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Otherwise, all is quiet down there — for now, anyway. Curbed, 13 Sep. 2023 The best time to see most of these creatures is in the fall, when the park quiets down and the animals make their winter preparations. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Read full article More than a year after the organization’s demonstration in Boston, a full picture of the clash between Murrell and the Patriot Front members has yet to emerge, and the uproar over the surprise march and law enforcement’s slow response has quieted down somewhat. Laura Crimaldi, BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2023 Egger was so livid over the final vote that a deputy had to ask him to quiet down. Gregory S. Schneider, Anchorage Daily News, 26 July 2023 Storms are expected to quiet down by the evening, except for some lingering activity from upstate New York to Vermont, forecasts show. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 16 July 2023 See More

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“Quiet down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiet%20down. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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