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low

adjective
 
 
/ləʊ/
NOT HIGH B1 near the ground, not high: low aircraft a low fence low ceilingsLow, short and shallow
LEVEL A2 below the usual level: a low income low temperatures/prices low energy levels a low number Fish is very low in (= has little) fat.Under and below
SOUND deep or quiet: a low voice a low noteDescribing qualities of soundDescribing qualities of the human voice
LIGHTS If lights are low, they are not bright: We have very low lighting in the main room.The qualities of lightDarkness and becoming dark
UNHAPPY unhappy and without energy: Illness of any sort can leave you feeling low. →  See also be at a low ebb , keep a low profile Weakness and vulnerabilityFeeling sad and unhappy
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