The Brief: Low key is a way to describe something that is not a big deal.
Also stylized as “lowkey” or “low-key,” the term means that something is modest, subtle, restrained, or of low intensity. It can also mean laid back, relaxed, minimally, or secretly. Low-key can be a modifier to describe a restrained version of something that would normally be high-key. For example, “low key lit” means that something is awesome or exciting, but in a casual way.
“Low key” is not to be confused with “Loki” the name of a Marvel comics character with a similar-sounding pronunciation.
Why they on me? I’m flyin’, sippin’ low-key
I’m sippin’ low-key in Onyx, rider, rider –Travis Scott, “Goosebumps”
My autocorrect just changed “yet” to “yeet”.
my ac low key lit af fam
— Stone (@StoneAgeRadio13) November 12, 2018
I honestly love being quiet & lowkey.
— lucasyeet (@lucasyeet) December 5, 2018
Keep it low key, leave them clueless
— 🧖🏾♂️ (@LeeGang11) November 28, 2018