low-key


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 or attempt to make low-key: to low-key the arms buildup.
[1890-95]

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