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off·beat

 (ôf′bēt′, ŏf′-)
n. Music
An unaccented beat in a measure.
adj. (ôf′bēt′, ŏf′-) Slang
Not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional: offbeat humor.
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offbeat

(ˈɒfˌbiːt)
n
(Classical Music) music any of the normally unaccented beats in a bar, such as the second and fourth beats in a bar of four-four time. They are stressed in most rock and some jazz and dance music, such as the bossa nova
adj
a. unusual, unconventional, or eccentric
b. (as noun): he liked the offbeat in fashion.
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off•beat

(adj. ˈɔfˈbit, ˈɒf-; n. -ˌbit)

adj.
1. differing from the usual or expected; unconventional: an offbeat comedian.
n.
2. an unaccented beat of a measure in music.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.offbeat - an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
musical rhythm, rhythm, beat - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
Adj.1.offbeat - informal terms; strikingly unconventional
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"
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offbeat

adjective unusual, odd, strange, novel, out there (slang), extraordinary, bizarre, weird, way-out (informal), eccentric, abnormal, queer, irregular, rum (Brit. slang), uncommon, Bohemian, unconventional, far-out (slang), idiosyncratic, kinky (informal), off-the-wall (slang), unorthodox, oddball (informal), out of the ordinary, left-field (informal), freaky (slang), wacko (slang), outré, boho his dark, offbeat sense of humour
common, traditional, normal, usual, ordinary, conventional, orthodox, stereotyped, run-of-the-mill, unoriginal
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offbeat

adjective
Slang. Not usual or ordinary:
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Translations
epätavallinenomituinen

offbeat

[ˈɒfˌbiːt] ADJexcéntrico, original
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offbeat

[ˌɒfˈbiːt] adjexcentriqueoff-centre [ˌɒfˈsɛntər]
adjdécentré(e), excentré(e)
adv
to position sth off-centre → excentrer qchoff-chance off chance [ˈɒftʃɑːns] n
on the off chance → à tout hasard
I came on the off chance I'd see her → Je suis venu à tout hasard, en pensant que je la verrais peut-être.off-colour [ˌɒfˈkʌlər] adj (British) to be off-colour (= unwell) → ne pas être dans son assiette
He's a bit off-colour today → Il n'est pas dans son assiette aujourd'hui.
to feel off-colour → être mal fichuoff day off-day [ˈɒfdeɪ] n
(= bad day) to have an off day → avoir un jour sans
He had an off day → Il a eu un jour sans., Il n'était pas en forme.
(US) (= holiday) → jour m de congéoff-duty off duty [ˌɒfˈdjuːti] adj (= not on duty) [soldier] → qui n'est pas en service; [policeman] → hors service, qui n'est pas en service
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offbeat

[ˌɒfˈbiːt] adj (fig) → originale, anticonvenzionale
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References in classic literature ?
How he knew there was a terrific gale fifty miles off beats me altogether.
The young generation is not only seen as large work force to uplift country's GDP but they are also approaching off beat work-lifestyle options, mostly to earn living through their talent.
Organised by rock photography exhibition specialists Off Beat Lounge, 'Photographing Bruce Springsteen' features live photographs which toured in 2015, as well as other intimate off-stage moments, rehearsal and 'down-time' shots never seen by the public before.
The exhibition of images, entitled David and I, is being organised by Off Beat Lounge, a company specialising in the publication and exhibition of fine art rock photography.
DOHA THE well-attended second edition of Off Beat, an alternative night of experimental music and sound art, was held at Katara's Art Centre on Saturday, with spellbinding performances by the Awakenings Ensemble and Karim Sultan.