Definition of subdued
: lacking in vitality, intensity, or strength subdued colors
subduedlyplay \-ˈdü(-ə)d-lē, -ˈdyü(-ə)d-\ adverb
Examples of subdued in a Sentence
She spoke in a subdued voice.
The color in the lobby is subdued.
Recent Examples of subdued from the Web
The airline’s cabin crew with the help of one passenger managed to restrain the passenger who was immediately handcuffed and subdued.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq have both risen for seven days in a row, and both closed at record highs in subdued trading on Friday.
Even after crossing the finish line in a first-place time of 48.33 seconds Saturday afternoon to win the Class 3A state title in the 400-meter dash, Cossio remained subdued about his accomplishment.
Other comments were more subdued, but still expressed disappointment.
Playing off of Fall's popular fur slides, the jellies also come in black and white, for the more subdued jelly wearers among us.
That means even the accidental nobility of Connie and the subdued note of sentiment in the conclusion feel honest and quite affecting.
Mondrian started out here as a naturalistic painter of Dutch landscapes, working to capture the town’s pastoral outskirts, often including farmers and their animals, in subdued color and muted light.
Bond prices, however, ended barely changed in subdued trading ahead of the central bank’s meeting.
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First Known Use of subdued
SUBDUED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subdued for English Language Learners
: not strong, loud, intense, etc.
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Definition of subdued for Students
: lacking in liveliness, intensity, or strength a subdued voice
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