Translation of "subdued" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /səbˈdjuːd/ us /-ˈduːd/

If a colour or light is subdued, it is not very bright. used to describe a colour or light that is not very bright

tenue, apagado
subdued lighting

If a noise is subdued, it is not loud.

moderado, contenido
subdued laughter/cheers

If a person is subdued, they are not as happy as usual or they are quieter than usual. A subdued person is not as happy as usual or quieter than usual.

apagado, , contenido
He seemed a bit subdued at lunch – is he all right?

(Translation of “subdued” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)