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off key

adj, adv (off-key when prenominal)
1. (Classical Music) music
a. not in the correct key
b. out of tune
2. out of keeping; discordant
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In the video Ceaser begins to sing the song off key while attempting to hit one of the high notes.
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Coast Guard cutter off Key Largo, Florida, shown at right, after 22 years of reef duty.
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Police corded off key places including Mosque Amam Barga, big plazas and busy markets of the cities.