off-key(redirected from off-keily)
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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.
1. deviating from the correct tone or pitch; out of tune.
2. somewhat irregular, abnormal, or incongruous.
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|Adj.||1.||off-key - inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"|