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turndown

noun turn·down \ ˈtərn-ˌdau̇n \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of turndown

1 : something turned down; also : an instance of turning something (such as a bed sheet) down
  • hotel turndown service
2 : rejection
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

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First Known Use of turndown

1849

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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turndown

adjective turn·down \ ˈtərn-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of turndown

: capable of being turned down; especially : worn turned down
  • a turndown collar

First Known Use of turndown

1763

in the meaning defined above

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turn down

verb

Definition of turn down

1 : to reduce the height or intensity of by turning a control
  • turn down the radio
2 : to fold or double down
3 : to decline to accept : reject
  • turned down the offer
4 : to turn (a card) face downward
: to be capable of being folded or doubled down
  • the collar turns down

Examples of turn down in a Sentence

  1. I'm afraid that I will have to turn down your invitation.

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First Known Use of turn down

1601

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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