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English definition of “subdued”

subdued

adjective (NOT STRONG)    /səbˈdjuːd/ US  /-ˈduːd/
If a colour or light is subdued, it is not very bright: subdued lightingDarkness and becoming darkPale and colourless and causing colour to fade If a noise is subdued, it is not loud: subdued laughter/cheersSilence and quiet
(Definition of subdued adjective (NOT STRONG) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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