from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become quiet or calm; become silent.
  • In philology, to become silent, as a letter; come to have no sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Become quiet or quieter.
  • verb To make temporarily inactive or disabled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become quiet or quieter


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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