quieten down

phrasal verb

quietened down; quietening down; quietens down
British
: to become quiet or quieter
The children started to quieten down after dinner.

Examples of quieten down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, fear is curtailed: the amygdala, the brain’s threat response system, quietens down. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 29 June 2023

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“Quieten down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quieten%20down. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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