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Verb: tone down  town dawn
  1. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
    - muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen
  2. Make less strong or intense; soften
    "Tone down that aggressive letter";
    - moderate, tame, mod [informal]

Derived forms: toned down, toning down, tones down

Type of: alter, change, modify, soften