Definition of subdued in English:


Syllabification: sub·dued
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbˈd(y)o͞od


  • 2(Of color or lighting) soft and restrained: a subdued plaid shirt
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    • But art deco coloured glass means subdued lighting, hence the problems with reading the menu.
    • The lighting is usually subdued, making colours appear surreal.
    • The colour palette includes subdued beiges, burgundies and charcoal blues on high-back chairs and sectional wall panels.
    dim, muted, softened, soft, lowered, subtle

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