quieten down

phrasal verb
quietened down; quietening down; quietens down

Definition of quieten down

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: to become quiet or quieter The children started to quieten down after dinner.

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“Quieten down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quieten%20down. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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