off-key

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off-key

(ôf′kē′, ŏf′-)
adj.
1. Music Pitched higher or lower than the correct notes of a melody.
2. Being out of accord with what is considered normal or appropriate: a high-flown, off-key speech by a newcomer.

off′key′ adv.

off′-key′



adj.
1. deviating from the correct tone or pitch; out of tune.
2. somewhat irregular, abnormal, or incongruous.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.off-key - inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"
inharmonious, unharmonious - not in harmony

off-key

Translations

off-key

[ɒfˈkiː]
A. ADJdesafinado
B. ADVdesentonadamente, fuera de tono

off-key

[ˌɒfˈkiː]
1. adjstonato/a
2. advfuori tono