What is the meaning of tone down?

verb

  • Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.
  • Make less strong or intense; soften.
    • usage: "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
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APAWordNet. (2010). tone down. Retrieved August 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/tone_down/definitions/1316614
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "tone down" http://smartdefine.org/tone_down/definitions/1316614 (accessed August 20, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, tone down, Smart Define, viewed 20 August, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/tone_down/definitions/1316614>.
MLAWordNet. "tone down" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 August 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/tone_down/definitions/1316614>
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