[ UK /kwˈa‍ɪ‍ətən/ ]
  1. become quiet or quieter
    The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
  2. cause to be quiet or not talk
    Please silence the children in the church!
  3. make calm or still
    quiet the dragons of worry and fear
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How To Use quieten In A Sentence

  • He tried to find a compromise that would satisfy his artistic urge and quieten his conscience.
  • Every so often, the stones would quieten while a doctor would check the women's pulse.
  • It is quietening down and people are getting off the street.
  • In an attempt to quieten things down, executive producer George Harrison arranged for a press conference in London.
  • I try to quieten her screeches of laughter by shaking her, to no avail.
  • Can't you quieten those children down?
  • Russian intelligence will take a long time to quieten the paranoia of the West.
  • The struggle for the pronunciation of our name will no doubt continue long after this fracking business has quietened down. Times, Sunday Times
  • That restricted her family time, but the outstanding results she achieved quietened their mild complaints.
  • Mr Lewis, the mechanic, for example, soon managed to quieten my baby daughter Rachel while I was out of the room.
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