[ kwahy-i-tn ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become quiet (often followed by down).

verb (used with object)
  1. to make quiet.

Origin of quieten

First recorded in 1820–30; quiet + -en1

Other words from quieten

  • qui·et·en·er, noun

Words Nearby quieten

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How to use quieten in a sentence

  • But th' cheerman saw her comin, an' managed to stop it, but it wor noa easy job to quieten her.

    Yorksher Puddin' | John Hartley

British Dictionary definitions for quieten


/ (ˈkwaɪətən) /

verbmainly British
  1. (often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful

  2. (tr) to allay (fear, doubts, etc)

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