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low-key

(lō′kē′) also low-keyed (-kēd′)
adj.
1. Having low intensity; restrained, as in style or quality; subdued.
2. Having or producing uniformly dark tones with few areas of contrast, as in a photograph or film.

low-key

or

low-keyed

adj
1. having a low intensity or tone
2. restrained, subdued, or understated
3. (Art Terms) (of a photograph, painting, etc) having a predominance of dark grey tones or dark colours with few highlights. Compare high-key

low′-key′

or low′-keyed′,



adj.
of reduced intensity; restrained.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.low-key - restrained in style or qualitylow-key - restrained in style or quality; "a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence"
restrained - under restraint

low-key

adjective subdued, quiet, restrained, muted, played down, understated, muffled, toned down, low-pitched The wedding will be a very low-key affair.

low-key

adjective
Not irritating, strident, or loud:
Translations

low-key

[ˌləʊˈkiː] ADJdiscreto

low-key

[ˌləʊˈkiː] adjmoderato/a; (operation) → condotto/a con discrezione
to keep sth low-key → fare qc con discrezione
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