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low–key

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adjective \-ˈkē\

Simple Definition of low–key

  • : quiet and relaxed : not very forceful, emotional, or noticeable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of low–key

  1. 1 :  having or producing dark tones only with little contrast

  2. 2 :  of low intensity :  restrained

1907

First Known Use of low–key

1907

Variants of low–key

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low–keyed

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