low key[ loh-kee ]SEE DEFINITION OF low key
Synonyms for low key
- in holding pattern
- on hold
- out of action
- out of commission
- out of service
- out of work
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOW KEY
But it will never do to begin the night's vigil in this low key.
She dropped her voice to a low key, and her tone had changed to seriousness.
Both of them had dropped their voices to a low key, not to disturb the letter-writer.
Prince John of Lancaster whistled a popular melody in a low key.
Expose for the white and let the rest of the picture fall into a low key.
Mrs. Cibber being a contralto, the music had to be sung in a low key.
Rembrandt struck a low key, and went out of sight in his blacks.
"It's just as I wish it, Mrs. Bowen," she said, in a low key of impassioned resolution.
No one responded, although there was much discussion in a low key.
Jemima and Walter were still talking unrebuked in a low key.