qui·​et·​en ˈkwī-ə-tən How to pronounce quieten (audio)
quietened; quietening
ˈkwī-ə-tᵊn-iŋ How to pronounce quieten (audio)
chiefly British
: quiet

Examples of quieten in a Sentence

the nanny tried to quieten the children with assurances that help was on its way one young chap was trying to quieten down the group
Recent Examples on the Web In Colour, is a visually arresting educational resource for anyone looking to quieten their eco-anxiety. Leah Dolan, CNN, 14 Sep. 2022 Spain's striker-free formation initially flummoxed the Azzurri to quieten its loud, colourful, flag-waving fans behind one of the goals. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 He is still thought to be a key target of Tottenham's, but after signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon, talk of a move has begun to quieten - even though Betis appear to be more willing to sell after signing Nabil Fekir from Lyon. SI.com, 30 July 2019 The Manchester club were heavily linked with a move for the Serbian prior to the 2018 World Cup, but talks of a deal quietened following his underwhelming performances in the tournament. SI.com, 9 July 2019 Tocilizumab is approved to quieten the chatter of immune molecules in rheumatoid arthritis and in some types of cancer. Apoorva Mandavilli, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 Talk of that move has since quietened, but Griezmann's latest comments could add fuel to the fire once again. SI.com, 23 July 2019 Eight months later, Fleabag isn't old news, but the furore has quietened. Emma Specter, Vogue, 18 Nov. 2019 But in an Arthur Ashe stadium full to the brim with vociferous Argentine supporters, Nadal hit 35 winners and broke serve eight times to quieten the crowd and overcome the combative Schwartzman in just under three hours. Ben Morse, CNN, 5 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quieten was circa 1828

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“Quieten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quieten. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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