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 The outside outrage isn’t getting any quieter, with the harshest of doubters lambasting Nagy’s play-calling, game management and a demeanor some perceive as cocksure. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Matt Nagy’s last-place Bears aren’t meeting expectations — and the fan base is enraged. How will he respond?," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of quieter

Noun

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 7 Apr. 2020.

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