keep one's voice down

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep one's voice down

:to speak quietly

Word by Word Definitions

keep play
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

voice play
  1. : sound produced by vertebrates by means of lungs, larynx, or syrinx

  2. : musical sound produced by the vocal folds and resonated by the cavities of head and throat

  3. : the power or ability to produce musical tones

  1. : to express in words : utter

  2. : to adjust for producing the proper musical sounds

  3. : to pronounce (a speech sound, such as a consonant) with voice

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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