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American English: /ˈkwaɪətn/
British English: /ˈkwʌɪət(ə)n/

Translation of quieten in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (especially British English) quiet 3
    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.

Phrasal verbs

quieten down

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
he asked them to quieten down the noise
les pidió que dejaran de hacer or de armar ruido
2verb + adverb
the children gradually quietened down
poco a poco los niños se calmaron or dejaron de alborotar
we'll wait for things to quieten down a little before we venture out
esperaremos a que las cosas estén más tranquilas or se calmen un poco antes de arriesgarnos a salir
she eventually matured and quietened down
con el tiempo maduró y sentó cabeza

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