quieter

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

quieter

noun
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 Clubs, theaters and arenas that tend to be quieter during the warm-weather months have plenty of action — and some stand-out bookings. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2022 Restaurants, bars and gyms that were once packed are now noticeably quieter. New York Times, 9 May 2022 Because La Nina has a different effect in the Pacific and conditions usually are opposite, earlier this month NOAA predicted a quieter than normal Pacific storm season. Seth Borenstein, Chicago Tribune, 24 May 2022 Because La Nina has a different effect in the Pacific and conditions usually are opposite, earlier this month NOAA predicted a quieter than normal Pacific storm season. Seth Borenstein, BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2022 Imagine a quieter, more civically minded social media. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 17 May 2022 The first, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF, accumulated more than $1 billion in assets in just days, while the second, the Valkyrie’s Bitcoin Strategy ETF, saw a quieter but still-vigorous reception. Katie Greifeld, Fortune, 12 Nov. 2021 In the end, the Mavericks had more to say riding high into the West finals, and Phoenix will be much quieter in a longer off-season than expected. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 17 May 2022 By the next week, San Francisco’s hotel rooms were tidied and reset; Yerba Buena was returned to students and office workers; downtown was quieter, and more subdued. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of quieter

Noun

circa 1542, in the meaning defined above

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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 29 Jun. 2022.

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