qui·​et·​er | \ ˈkwī-ə-tər How to pronounce quieter (audio) \

Definition of quieter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

comparative form of the adjective quiet

leading a quieter life a quieter person a car with a quieter engine


plural quieters

Definition of quieter (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that quiets something or someone a crowd quieter a medicine that can be an effective quieter for a noisy cough

Examples of quieter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Once play started, the atmosphere was quieter and less rowdy than a typical Thorns match due to the reduced crowd size. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "After ‘long, wild’ year away, fans return to professional sports in Portland," 10 Apr. 2021 Trump has been much quieter in the public sphere since leaving office following his defeat to President Joe Biden in the November election. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Donald Trump endorses Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul for 2022 reelection," 9 Apr. 2021 Despite the name, these juicers typically produce juice at the same speed as a centrifugal juicer but are much quieter (and pricier). Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "The 8 best juicers of 2021, according to experts," 5 Apr. 2021 Their burnout was quieter and milder but still damaging. Jonathan Malesic, The New Republic, "The Exaggeration of “Burnout” in America," 25 Mar. 2021 As the state looks at a possible budget surplus this year, calls for new and higher taxes have grown quieter in the halls of the state capitol. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Massive Oregon beer, wine tax hike bound for slow death in legislature," 24 Mar. 2021 Singleton has a much quieter social media presence but has Ohio State and Penn State neck-and-neck in what is looking like backyard battle for his services. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, "Could Ohio State’s 2022 running back recruiting race come down to Nicholas Singleton and Damari Alston? Buckeyes Recruiting Roundup," 22 Feb. 2021 Porter also played for the first time since early February after recovering from a back injury, but his return was much quieter, scoring three points on 1 of 6 shooting in 18 minutes. Jamal Collier, chicagotribune.com, "3 takeaways from the Chicago Bulls’ clunker to start the NBA’s 2nd half — a 127-105 loss to the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers: ‘A huge step backward for our basketball team’," 12 Mar. 2021 Southwest already has orders for nearly 250 more Boeing 737 Max 7 and Max 8 jets, which are about 15% more fuel-efficient than previous planes in the family and have engines that are quieter, too. Dallas News, "Southwest Airlines reportedly on verge of deal for dozens of new Boeing 737 Max jets," 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of quieter


circa 1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Quieter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quieter. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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