What Does LOWKEY Mean in a Text?

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LOWKEY means "Quiet, Understated or Discreet." It is used to refer to an event or activity that is carried out without much fanfare or ceremony. For example:
  • We're having a few drinks at the weekend. It's just a LOWKEY get-together. You are all welcome.
  • I'll have LOWKEY word with them when there's no-one else around. There's no point in causing a fuss.
  • The cops maintained a very LOWKEY presence at the demonstration.
LOWKEY is the opposite of HIGHKEY.

In formal use, LOWKEY is usually hyphenated (LOW-KEY). However, as a slang term it is more often typed as one word.

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When I write LOWKEY, I mean this:

meaning of LOWKEY

"Quiet, Understated, Discreet"

Summary of Key Points

"Quiet, Understated, or Discreet" is the most common definition for LOWKEY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Quiet, Understated, Discreet
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Example of LOWKEY Used in a Text

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