high-keyed high-keyed


  • (adj) (of persons) excitable


  1. As high-keyed as a racehorse.
  2. Golden Hours The high-kicking and the high-keyed had an eventful week.
  3. Morris Kantor's Lonely Bird knit the shapes of buildings and trees together with looping lines and high-keyed colors, that were all his own.


  • Art spotlight: Don Holzschuh at Flanders gallery in Minneapolis

    Opening Saturday: Minneapolis painter Don Holzschuh has mellowed over the years, leaving behind the loose paint and high-keyed colors of his downtown streetscapes from the 1970s and ’80s, when new office towers loomed and artists occupied warehouses in what’s now the sports district.
    on April 4, 2014     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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