high-key

high key

noun Movies.
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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high-key

[hahy-kee]
adjective
(of a photograph) having chiefly light tones, usually with little tonal contrast (distinguished from low-key ).

Origin:
1915–20

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high-key
 
adj
Compare low-key (of a photograph, painting, etc) having a predominance of light grey tones or light colours

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