American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having low intensity; restrained, as in style or quality; subdued.
- adj. Having or producing uniformly dark tones with few areas of contrast, as in a photograph or film.
- adj. restrained, subtle, not trying to attract attention
- adj. photography dark, with little or no fill light and high lighting ratio.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. restrained in style or quality; not flashy or intense; understated.
- adj. restrained in style or quality
- From key light. (Wiktionary)
“This is a low-key movie about coping with depression and anxiety, and it”
“She kept the rest of her look low-key with no-fuss hair and makeup, pairing the dress with bronze heels and a clutch.”
“Despite nice stylistic flourishes by Fleck and Boden, showing Craig in the middle of fantasy moments, this is a low-key movie about coping with depression and anxiety.”
“•Chris Isaak returns to TV as host of Bio's The Chris Isaak Hour (10 ET/PT), a new series that mixes interviews with intimate, low-key performances.”
“EDINBURGH, Scotland AP -- Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday -- but Britain's second royal wedding of the year was largely a low-key affair, with only a hint of the glamor and excitement of Prince William's showstopping nuptials.”
“One of my favorites is Manzanillo, a busy seaport which is also a low-key resort town, with smaller, quieter beach towns north and south.”
“You can't find raccoon dogs in the US, because the chinese companies want to keep it low-key.”
“He was very unremarkable and low-key, Kerem Kenan wrote to The Associated Press.”
“As anyone who caught its low-key run on ITV4 knows, Friday Night Lights isn't about the game; it's about how high-school football is the heartbeat of a small Texan town.”
“After a winning, low-key debut album, the New Jersey band's second, Days, has performed a strange feat: upping Real Estate's game while keeping their core qualities of gentle charm intact.”
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