minor key

noun

1
: a musical key or tonality in the minor mode
2
: a mood of melancholy or pathos
3
: a restrained manner : a small or limited scale
the high moments of social life on the farm … are in a decidedly minor keyDon Murray
art in Australia … reflected English traditions in a minor keyBernard Smith

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“Minor key.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20key. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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