low-keyed
low-key low-key low-keyed low-keyedadj. restrained in style or quality; not flashy or intense; understated; as, a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence.

Syn: subdued. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • low-keyed — adjective restrained in style or quality a little masterpiece of low keyed eloquence • Syn: ↑low key, ↑subdued • Similar to: ↑restrained * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : subdued or restrained in mood …   Useful english dictionary

  • low-keyed — adjective Relaxed, unstressful, not pressured. His low keyed sales technique worked more often than high pressure tactics, and won him many repeat customers …   Wiktionary

  • low-keyed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not irritating, strident, or loud: hushed, low, low key, quiet, small, soft, subdued, whispery. See SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • low-keyed — adjective see low key …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • low-keyed — adj Relaxed, quiet, inconspicuous. I prefer a low keyedapproach to negotiations. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • low-key — low keyed low keyedadj. restrained in style or quality; not flashy or intense; understated; as, a little masterpiece of low keyed eloquence. Syn: subdued. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low-key — [lō′kē′] adj. of low intensity, tone, etc.; subdued or restrained: also low keyed …   English World dictionary

  • low-key — low′ key′ or low′ keyed′ adj. of reduced intensity; restrained …   From formal English to slang

  • low-key — adjective restrained in style or quality a little masterpiece of low keyed eloquence • Syn: ↑low keyed, ↑subdued • Similar to: ↑restrained * * * adj muted, quiet, restrained, subdued, understated, easy going, relaxed, subtle, slight, soft ≠ showy …   Useful english dictionary

  • low-key — /loh kee /, adj., v., low keyed, low keying. adj. Also, low keyed. 1. of reduced intensity; restrained; understated. 2. (of a photograph) having chiefly dark tones, usually with little tonal contrast (distinguished from high key). v.t. 3. to make …   Universalium

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