quiet down

Definition of quiet 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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  2. : gentle, easygoing

  3. : not interfered with

  1. : in a quiet manner

  1. : to cause to be quiet : calm

  2. : to make secure by freeing from dispute or question

  3. : to become quiet

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : 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

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

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

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

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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