high-keyed


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high-keyed

adj
1. (General Physics) having a high pitch; shrill
2. US highly strung
3. (Colours) bright in colour
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Adj.1.high-keyed - (of persons) excitable
excitable - easily excited
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Again the professor burst into high-keyed laughter.
The works on view are a woman's surrealistic fantasies, rendered in vivid and high-keyed colors, and sparkling with blooms, bubbles and butterflies, glistening koi and Cubist still lifes, owls and roosters, checkerboards, starbursts and diamond patterns, all crystallizing before her very eyes.
The openness and range of his output, from his castings of extant architecture to his polyurethane stretched sculptures, collages of found porn, and high-keyed paintings of cropped torsos, masked faces, and gloved hands--bondage and bandage--seem especially vital when seen from our current vantage point.
The next room is entirely devoted to works by William Orpen; several portraits of members of the Royal Flying Corps attest to Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard's desire to publicise the Corps, but Adam and Eve at Peronne and Dead Germans in a Trench (both 1918), painted in Orpen's typical high-keyed palette, show him in a different mood.
Many [African-Americans] tend to be high-keyed, animated, confrontational and interpersonal.
His choreography is technically demanding, high-keyed, and sexy.
The painting reflects the remarkable transformation of his colors and subject matter, investigating the modern-life subjects, high-keyed colors and broken brushwork of Impressionism.
It's an arresting, baroque confection of rich colour, lush musical orchestration, high-keyed performances, purple postdubbed dialogue, and huge dollops of unmistakable Canuck fatalism and alienation.
My only response is to say that the high-keyed moments are all the more affecting-witness the ear-slashing sequence.
Those paintings, with their insistent tactility and crisp, high-keyed geometric designs--they broadly referenced the fabric works of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Blinky Palermo, among others, and were sometimes directly appropriated from specific compositions--presaged the artist's subsequent production.
Although the three were not ideally attuned, they brought a gentle whiff of nostalgia to a season of high-keyed dance.

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