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
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keep your ˈvoice down

used to tell somebody to speak more quietly: Keep your voices down, won’t you? The children are asleep.
See also: down, keep, voice
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I should probably keep my voice down, because between us, my little Opal Fruits, I'm hoping for a promotion.
"He was very distressed and told me to keep my voice down because he didn't want people to know she was this short, fat and rather unattractive person."
I couldn't even call Vernon as I was surrounded by fellow diners and knew I wouldn't be able to keep my voice down. So I had the idea of putting the test in a white box with a big ribbon around it and presenting it to Vernon when I got home.
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At one point in the evening, I called Gordon 'big boy' because he is very well-endowed - and he told me to keep my voice down."
But I'd better keep my voice down or everyone will be saying, `Abi's sex romp with Darius'!"
My mother was speaking in whispers, and every time I opened my mouth she shushed me, telling me to keep my voice down.