lower (one's) voice

lower (one's) voice

To speak in a hushed town or at a lower volume. Could everyone please lower their voices? The children are sleeping right above us upstairs. I lowered my voice as I entered the chapel.
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lower one's voice

Fig. to speak more softly. Please lower your voice or you'll disturb the people who are working. He wouldn't lower his voice, so everyone heard what he said.
See also: lower, voice
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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