quieten

verb qui·et·en \ ˈkwī-ə-tən \
Updated on: 5 Apr 2018

Definition of quieten

quietened; quietening play \ˈkwī-ət-niŋ, ˈkwī-ə-tᵊn-iŋ\
chiefly British
: 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

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