#1
What the he'll does this even mean? Is it this generation's "on the down low"? Suddenly everyone I know is saying it.

Also: Loki, is low key, the lowest key villian in Marvel's movies.
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#2
I'm lowkey laughing at your ignorance of contemporary urban slang.
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#3
? My parents used this when I was a toddler (20 odd years ago), how is it 'this generation'...
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#4
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? My parents used this when I was a toddler (20 odd years ago), how is it 'this generation'...

I've never heard it until recently (last month or so), I've heard "off the record", "down low", "between you and me", etc. My roommates use "low key" every other sentence, and I've known them since I was 5, and they have only begun to say jt
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#6
An A0 is a pretty low key, at least on a Piano...
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#8
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B. adj. Chiefly in form low-key.

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2. fig. Not elaborate, showy, or intense; muted, restrained; modest.
1941 Frederick (Maryland) Post 15 Nov. 4/2 Welles likes strong histrionics and has no patience with the prevailing style of underplaying everything in movies. In fact, he believes that low-key acting is used mostly because it's the only way Hollywood knows of avoiding clashes in emotional continuity.
1951 Life 19 Mar. 132/1 There is a minor, low-key rivalry between 58 and 26 but it isn't an important one.
1965 Listener 2 Dec. 934/3 Pleasant, low-key entertainment.
1980 Time 16 June 49 Smokey is remarkably low key for a soul master.
2011 Independent 26 May 23/1 The night was low-key, and ultimately disappointing for paparazzi.

#9
That's a nice reference guide up there^

Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"
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#10
Is this even that new? I feel like people have been saying this for a while now.
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#11
They probably watched a movie or show or something. My bro and I watched one episode of Regular Show where they kept saying "Can you do me a solid?" and we started saying that to each other for a good month or two. It was really annoying
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They probably watched a movie or show or something. My bro and I watched one episode of Regular Show where they kept saying "Can you do me a solid?" and we started saying that to each other for a good month or two. It was really annoying

That episode is great haha
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They probably watched a movie or show or something. My bro and I watched one episode of Regular Show where they kept saying "Can you do me a solid?" and we started saying that to each other for a good month or two. It was really annoying


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#14
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That's a nice reference guide up there^

Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"


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#15
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Is this even that new? I feel like people have been saying this for a while now.

Yeah, but it's been low key until recently.
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#17
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Yeah, but it's been low key until recently.

Nicely done
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#18
Quote by Ablast
That's a nice reference guide up there^

Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"


Unknow them immediately.

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#19
i keep my weed smoking low key
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#21
I don't mind if it's used sparingly, like when my boss was telling us about the process we are supposed to follow, she said "Low key, this step isn't necessary because the information is outdated"
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#22
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An A0 is a pretty low key, at least on a Piano...


>piano
>low

lol come back when your low note is 9 octaves below what your speakers can reproduce


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#23
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lol come back when your low note is 9 octaves below what your speakers can reproduce

What would be the point of that?
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#24
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What the he'll does this even mean? Is it this generation's "on the down low"? Suddenly everyone I know is saying it.

Also: Loki, is low key, the lowest key villian in Marvel's movies.
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You're baiting me right?

Because I'm replying....low key is piss old, it's been recycled if it's being used more than "keep it on the D-L", but I don't hear it.

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That's a nice reference guide up there^

Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"

That's ******ed. It's been repurposed for useless words to say while you gather the last half of your sentence.
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#25
Im not 'bating, you're 'bating
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#26
low key, seems to have been co-opted to indicate your mood relative to something

high key, not really a fan of it, wasn't a shortcoming in the english language to begin so why
#27
Quote by Ablast
That's a nice reference guide up there^

Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"


what the fuck is this
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#29
Never even heard about this, low key
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#30
Where you from? Because thats kind of important.
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Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"
Okay wow, i was pretty sure i knew what "low key" meant, but now i have no idea
Is it just a replacement for the word "umm"? So just a filler while you think of what to say next?
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#31
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I'm lowkey laughing at your ignorance of contemporary urban slang.


it's fairly universal (neidnarb 2015) but it's interesting how it's wildly more popular among young black people. i use it pretty often when i'm typing, less so when i'm speaking.
#32
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what the fuck is this

Low key, delicious
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#33
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Im not 'bating, you're 'bating


You're both master baiters.

I always thought the low key was called a space bar
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#34
Low key has been around forever. It's a descriptive phrase meaning chill, relaxed, not over the top.

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That's a nice reference guide up there^

Some examples of how people I know use it:
"This place, low key, sucks"
"Dark knight is, low key, overrated"
"This job is, low key, easy"
"This class is, low key, boring"
"This pasta is, low key, delicious"


Your friends are idiots and using the phrase wrong.

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I don't mind if it's used sparingly, like when my boss was telling us about the process we are supposed to follow, she said "Low key, this step isn't necessary because the information is outdated"

Sounds like your boss is using it wrong as well.


You might describe a quieter bar where everyone is chill as being "low key", but just randomly inserting it into a sentence like that robs it of all meaning. This looks like another case of idiots not understanding a word or phrase and just using it as filler to try to sound cool.