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subdued

subdued

adjective sub·dued \-ˈdüd, -ˈdyüd\

: not strong, loud, intense, etc.

Full Definition of SUBDUED

:  lacking in vitality, intensity, or strength <subdued colors>
sub·dued·ly \-ˈdü(-ə)d-lē, -ˈdyü(-ə)d-\ adverb

Examples of SUBDUED

  1. She spoke in a subdued voice.
  2. The color in the lobby is subdued.

First Known Use of SUBDUED

1796

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