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"Quietus is a charm used to quieten sounds. It is the counter spell to Sonorus."
— Description[src]

The Quietening Charm[2] (Quietus) was a charm used to quieten sounds.[1] It was the counter-charm to the Amplifying Charm.[1]

Known uses

Ludo Bagman used this in combination with Sonorus to allow himself to speak to the large crowd at the World Cup and at the Triwizard Tournament.

Known practitioners


The incantation is a Latin word meaning "quiet".


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
  2. Pottermore - see this URL
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16 (A Very Frosty Christmas)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)