Low-key meaning

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Having low intensity; restrained, as in style or quality; subdued.
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The definition of low key is someone or something that is relatively calm, placid or not full of excitement.

An example of a low key party is one where people sit around and quietly talk.

An example of a low key person is someone who doesn't get easily mad or show wild swings of emotion.

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Having or producing uniformly dark tones with few areas of contrast, as in a photograph or film.
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Of low intensity, tone, etc.; subdued or restrained.
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Restrained, subtle, not trying to attract attention.

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(photography) Dark, with little or no fill light and high lighting ratio.
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A restrained or subdued situation.
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A dark area of a photograph with little contrast.
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Origin of low-key

  • From key light.
    From Wiktionary