Definition of quieten verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quieten

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quieten
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətn//
 
he / she / it quietens
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətnz//
 
past simple quietened
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətnd//
 
past participle quietened
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətnd//
 
-ing form quietening
BrE BrE//ˈkwaɪətnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwaɪətnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] quieten (somebody/something) (down) (British English) to become calmer or less noisy; to make somebody/something calmer or less noisy The chatter of voices gradually quietened. Things seem to have quietened down a bit this afternoon (= we are not so busy, etc.). The police appealed for calm, but it failed to quieten the protesters.