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- (General American) IPA(key): /səbˈdud/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səbˈdjuːd/
- Rhymes: -uːd
- Hyphenation: sub‧dued
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- Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive.
- He is subdued after the disagreement last night.
- 1603, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies, London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, act V, scene ii, page 338:
- I pray you in your Letters, / When you ſhall theſe vnluckie deeds relate, / Speake of me, as I am. […] / Of one, whoſe ſubdu'd Eyes, / Albeit un-vsed to the melting moode, / Drops teares as faſt as the Arabian Trees / Their Medicinable gumme.
- Not glaring in color; soft and light in tone.
- The colour scheme used for this room is subdued.
Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild
Not glaring in color; soft in tone