low-key

adjective
\ ˈlō-ˈkē \
variants: or less commonly low-keyed \ˈlō-ˈkēd \

Definition of low-key 

1 : having or producing dark tones only with little contrast

2 : of low intensity : restrained

First Known Use of low-key

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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low-key

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of low-key

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

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