Adjective "quietening" definition and examples

(Quietening may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwʌɪət(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make or become quiet and calm.
  1. 'things seemed to have quietened down'
  2. 'That restricted her family time, but the outstanding results she achieved quietened their mild complaints.'
  3. 'At one stage the noise was like bedlam, then it was as if a magic wand had quietened everyone; a steady drift down to theatre, then it was me.'
  4. 'Then I quietened my seething spirits with a small bag of fish and chips which I enjoyed while sitting on a bench in the town square.'
  5. 'It just seemed to be the best way to do it and it certainly quietened Ann for the rest of the day.'
  6. 'The rebels quietened crying children by firing their guns into the air.'
  7. 'We have not had any reports in the last couple of weeks, so things must be quietening down.'
  8. 'When storms are brewing, he speaks, and quietens the waters.'

More definitions

1. to become quiet (often followed by down). verb (used with object)

2. to make quiet.

More examples(as adjective)

"mice can be quietening."

"effects can be quietening."

"babies can be quietening."

"activities can be quietening."

Origin

(quieten)