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turndown

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adjective turn·down \ˈtərn-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of turndown

  1. :  capable of being turned down; especially :  worn turned down <a turndown collar>



1763

First Known Use of turndown

1763

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turndown

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noun turn·down \ˈtərn-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of turndown

  1. 1 :  something turned down; also :  an instance of turning something (as a bed sheet) down <hotel turndown service>

  2. 2 :  rejection

  3. 3 :  downturn



Examples of turndown in a sentence

  1. <the request to use the restroom was just a formality—I really didn't expect a turndown>



1849

First Known Use of turndown

1849


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