keep (one's) voice down

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keep (one's) voice down

To speak in a hushed voice or a whisper; to refrain from speaking too loudly. Shh! Keep your voices down! My parents are sleeping upstairs. I don't care if he was keeping his voice down—he shouldn't have been talking during the movie at all!
See also: down, keep, voice

keep your ˈvoice down

used to tell somebody to speak more quietly: Keep your voices down, won’t you? The children are asleep.
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At one point of time when the counsel got excited while advancing his arguments, the chief justice asked him to keep his voice down and maintain the decorum of the court.
He was serving someone else now, and trying to keep his voice down through two yards of blasting music.
"Tell Banksy to keep his voice down!" I heard them urging landlord Iain.
But when given further details, he told our reporter to keep his voice down so his mum didn't find out he had been in court.
Mr Lambert asked him to keep his voice down and turned to walk away, but Wilson jumped on his back and began punching him repeatedly until he fell to the ground.
Mr Lambert asked him to keep his voice down and turned to walk away but Wilson jumped on his back and knocked him to the ground.
They're completely bonkers.' He doesn't make any attempt to keep his voice down.