low–key

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adjective \ˈlō-ˈkē\
variants: or less commonly

low–keyed

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Definition of low–key

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

  2. 2 :  of low intensity :  restrained

1897

First Known Use of low–key

1897


LOW–KEY Defined for English Language Learners

low–key

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adjective \ˈlō-ˈkē\

Definition of low–key for English Language Learners

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

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