What does Lowkey mean?

A slang designation that something has little or no emphasis.


Other definitions of Lowkey:

  • A way to say something is quiet, secret, and not assertive. Anything lowkey is calm and not full of excitement.
  • Stating that something is not a loud proclamation, but a quiet endorsement. Often used sarcastically.
  • To secretly do something, moderately, with low emotional investment. Opposite of highkey.

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How to use the term

  • Lowkey: I could go for pizza.

  • I'm in low-key love with that idea.

  • We're going to a lowkey party that is going to be nice and relaxed.


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