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

comparative form of the adjective quiet

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


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plural quieters
: 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

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The best time to visit Greece might not be the peak months of June, July, and August, but rather, the quieter (and more affordable) shoulder season months of April, May, and October. Jill Krasny, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 Raheem is the quieter but perhaps the more perceptive of the two, and is devoted to Choton. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 This is the quieter of the two types but less effective at separating smaller clumps. Katherine Alex Beaven, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Phil, the quieter of the pair, chalks it up to pure coincidence. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2023 But the island faces the risk of storms made increasingly powerful by climate change, as well as the quieter but no less dire threat of rising seas. Stephanie Castellano, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Sep. 2023 For example, those craving a quieter — albeit just as extraordinary — experience should consider visiting in late summer. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Sep. 2023 Even with summer quickly approaching, the James C. Lytle Council Chambers isn’t getting any quieter. Corey Schmidt, Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2023 With a quieter than most motor, this stylish techy blender has smart capabilities to sense how to blend the goods. Vanessa Powell, Men's Health, 6 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quieter was circa 1542

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“Quieter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quieter. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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