Make or become quiet and calm: [with object]: her mother was trying to quieten her things seemed to have quietened down
More example sentences
- When storms are brewing, he speaks, and quietens the waters.
- Perhaps the hot weather quietens everything - so much so that it is not easy to remember that the canal was once a bustling and live channel.
- It is quietening down and people are getting off the street.
informal shut up
fall silent, stop talking, break off, become quiet, quieten down, grow silent, shush, hold one's tongue
informal shut up, clam up, shut it, pipe down, shut one's mouth/face/trap, put a sock in it, button one's lip, button it, cut the cackle
British informal wrap up
North American informal save it
calm, calm down, pacify, soothe, subdue, tranquillize, cool, content, silence, relax, comfort, compose
allay, appease, assuage, mollify, palliate, ease, lessen, reduce, abate, mitigate, moderate, stifle, dull, deaden, lull, temper, subjugate, repress, quell, quash, overcome, rise above