quieten

verb
qui·​et·​en | \ ˈkwī-ə-tən How to pronounce quieten (audio) \
quietened; quietening\ ˈkwī-​ət-​niŋ How to pronounce quietening (audio) , ˈkwī-​ə-​tᵊn-​iŋ \

Definition of quieten

chiefly British

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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 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, "Rafael Nadal takes 'step forward' in pursuit of Federer's grand slam record," 5 Sep. 2019 The riots which convulsed Hong Kong in 1967, which were inspired by the Cultural Revolution in China, took eight months to quieten down. The Economist, "Hong Kong’s reputation is being damaged," 20 Aug. 2019 Talk on that front has quietened since Arnautovic's decision to stay in east London, but the Austrian may now lose his place in the team if Celta Vigo's 13-goal striker opts for a move to England. SI.com, "Maxi Gomez to Choose Between West Ham & Valencia as Celta Vigo Accept £29m Bids," 16 June 2019 But with just one day to go, news of this rival blimp’s arrival — despite raising more than £50,000 ($66,000) according to the Crowdfunder web site – has quietened down. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "London Protest Organizers Plan to Take the 'Trump Baby' Blimp on the Road," 13 July 2018 Things quietened down after the restart but Saudi Arabia did look for a third penalty minutes into the second half - referee Wilmar Roldán waved away the hopeful appeals. SI.com, "Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt: Mohamed Salah Scores But Pharaohs Denied First Ever World Cup Win," 25 June 2018 The Swiss international - currently away with his country for the World Cup - has been linked with a move to Merseyside, but talks is starting to quieten down. SI.com, "Sky Sports Reporter Provides Update on Rumoured Liverpool Move for Xherdan Shaqiri," 16 June 2018 While reports have quietened down since any initial flurry at the start of May, Chelsea and Arsenal have also been linked with the forward. SI.com, "Liverpool Target Refuses to Commit Future to His Current Club Amid Heavy Transfer Speculation," 18 May 2018 The fans had quietened down, the match was now a lot more even. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown - 13 Weeks to Go: Football's Coming Home, the Story of the 1966 Final," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of quieten

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quieten

quiet entry 2 + -en entry 2

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3 Oct 2019

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The first known use of quieten was circa 1828

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