[adj] lacking in light; not bright or harsh; "a dim light beside the bed"; "subdued lights and soft music"
[adj] overpowered and subjugated as by military force
[adj] in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
[adj] restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"
[adj] quieted and brought under control; "children were subdued and silent"