keep your voice down

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!
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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.
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Keep your voice down as it's uncomfortabla e for f a hearing aid user if you shout and it looks aggressive.
Keep your voice down as it's uncomfortable for a hearing aid user if you shout and it looks aggressive.
We are also promoting the following top tips during Deaf Awareness Week: | Make sure you have the person's attention before you start speaking; | Places with good lighting (so that you can be lip-read) and little or no background noise are best for conversations; | Face the person so you can be lip-read and speak clearly, using plain language, normal lip movements and facial expressions; | Check whether the person understands what you are saying and, if not, try saying it in a different way; | Keep your voice down as it's uncomfortable for a hearing aid user if you shout and it looks aggressive, and | Learn finger-spelling or some basic British Sign Language (BSL).
KEEP your voice down because this week it's been all about whispering.
Let's hear it for Nottingham but keep your voice down in respect of Leicester or Warwick.
Just be sure to keep your voice down and the NC turned up.