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high-key

[hahy-kee] /ˈhaɪˈki/
adjective
1.
(of a photograph) having chiefly light tones, usually with little tonal contrast (distinguished from low-key).
Origin of high-key
1915-1920
1915-20

high key

noun, Movies.
1.
a style of lighting that is bright, even, and produces little contrast between light and dark areas of the scene.
Origin
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for high-key

high-key

adjective
1.
(of a photograph, painting, etc) having a predominance of light grey tones or light colours Compare low-key (sense 3)
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