quietus

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kwaɪˈiːtəs/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kwī ētəs)

Inflections of 'quietus' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": quietuses

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
qui•e•tus  (kwī ētəs),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -tus•es. 
  1. a finishing stroke;
    anything that effectually ends or settles:Having given a quietus to the argument, she left.
  2. discharge or release from life.
  3. a period of retirement or inactivity.
  • Medieval Latin quiētus quit (in quiētus est (he) is quit, a formula of acquittance), Latin: (he) is quiet, at rest (see quiet1); compare quit1 (adjective, adjectival)
  • 1530–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quietus /kwaɪˈiːtəs -ˈeɪtəs/ n ( pl -tuses)
  1. anything that serves to quash, eliminate, or kill
  2. a release from life; death
  3. the discharge or settlement of debts, duties, etc
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin quiētus est, literally: he is at rest, quiet
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