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How to Pronounce quieten?

Correct pronunciation for the word "quieten" is [kwˈa͡ɪ͡ətən], [kwˈa‍ɪ‍ətən], [k_w_ˈaɪə_t_ə_n].

"Quieten" in context

Quieten means to reduce the loudness of sound, to become silent, or to make something less active or intense. This can refer to the volume of sound, or to the activity or intensity being reduced. Quieten is often used to describe a request to reduce the noise in a room or public place. In these cases, making noise and being disruptive is perceived as an impolite behavior and quieten is used as an instruction to restore order and peace. Quieten can also be used to describe a reduction in the intensity of a feeling or emotion. By quietening oneself, creating a calming and tranquil environment can be achieved.

What are similar-sounding words for quieten?

  • quiet down,
  • quite an.

Usage over time for quieten:

This graph shows how "quieten" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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