Definition of 'low-key'
Example sentences containing 'low-key'
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They certainly did not treat it as a low-key affair. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perhaps her low-key tone is reflected in her work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The environment often feels low-key and comfortable. Take Care of Your Skin (1990)We had to keep it quite low-key because it was being filmed. The Sun (2016)Since then she has been rather more low-key. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet this role requires something more low-key and repressed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They clearly prefer a much more low-key approach. The Sun (2012)Our first meeting was a low-key affair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Something low-key that will keep its trap shut and its ribbons in check. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other firms take a decidedly low-key approach. Christianity Today (2000)We want to keep it low-key. The Sun (2009)The resort keeps things seductively low-key. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It'll be a lot more low-key than a wedding. The Sun (2013)Verbier is a small, low-key resort with a lively nightlife. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This catalogue now seems low-key. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All the models wore trainers, which made the collection feel pleasingly low-key. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's his lined face rather than his low-key vocals that now draw the attention. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The first new track from the band in more than 20 years is a low-key affair. The Sun (2016)So instead his publicity trip to Timbuktu was due to begin with a rather low-key crossing on the ferry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A lucrative world tour might be out of the question, but what about something more low-key? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sides fielded by both managers for this contest set the tone for a low-key game in front of a crowd 6,000 short of capacity. The Sun (2007)Her oddly beautiful low-key folk songs seem to occupy a shadow world between life and death, speaking of tragic women and their doomed entanglements. The Sun (2007)
Trends of 'low-key'
Used Occasionally. low-key is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'low-key'
British English: low-key ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is low-key, you mean that it is on a small scale rather than involving a lot of activity or being made to seem impressive or important.
The wedding will be a very low-key affair.
Definition of low-key from the Collins English Dictionary
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