verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- quiet as a mouse,
- quiet lung,
- quiet revolution,
- quiet sun,
Origin of quieten
Examples from the Web for quieten
Pippa is facing renewed pressure from the palace to quieten down and behave like a good girl.
The number of these shells was unusually large; but later on towards 10 A.M. things began to quieten down in the back area.Q.6.a and Other places|Francis Buckley
But th' cheerman saw her comin, an' managed to stop it, but it wor noa easy job to quieten her.Yorksher Puddin'|John Hartley
I says: 'See, Jennings, how women-folk do quieten babbies; it's just as I said.'
We are all full of longings; and the chief blessing of civilization is that it supplies the wherewithal to quieten them.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
Some were for a slight concession, just a sugar-plum to quieten the naughty child, a sacrifice to peace and quietness.