high' key' Motion Pictures.
a style of lighting that is bright, even, and produces little contrast between light and dark areas of the scene.
high-keyPronunciation: (hī'kē'), [key]
(of a photograph) having chiefly light tones, usually with little tonal contrast (distinguished from low-key
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