[ suh b-dood, -dyood ]
/ səbˈdud, -ˈdyud /
quiet; inhibited; repressed; controlled: After the argument he was much more subdued.
lowered in intensity or strength; reduced in fullness of tone, as a color or voice; muted: subdued light; wallpaper in subdued greens.
(of land) not marked by any striking features, as mountains or cliffs: a subdued landscape.
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OTHER WORDS FROM subdued
sub·dued·ly, adverbsub·dued·ness, nounhalf-sub·dued, adjectiveself-sub·dued, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for subduedly
His manner to her was subduedly respectful; but a reckless, blas air hung about him, token of carelessness or dissipation.Alone|Marion Harland
British Dictionary definitions for subduedly
/ (səbˈdjuːd) /
cowed, passive, or shy
gentle or quieta subdued whisper
(of colours, etc) not harsh or brightsubdued lighting
Derived forms of subduedsubduedly, adverbsubduedness, noun
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