Definition of quietus in English:

quietus

Line breaks: qui|etus
Pronunciation: /kwʌɪˈiːtəs
 
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noun (plural quietuses)

literary
1Death or something that causes death, regarded as a release from life.
More example sentences
  • Then there are those who brim with passion not just for the state-approved quietus, but with fury for those who oppose it.
  • Not the bloody quietus of Titus or Hamlet or Braveheart; it wasn't frank enough, nor so wrenching.
  • His quietus is a great loss not only to the Tatas but also to the whole nation.
1.1 archaic Something that has a calming or soothing effect.

Origin

late Middle English: abbreviation of medieval Latin quietus est 'he is quit' (see quit1), originally used as a form of receipt or discharge on payment of a debt.

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