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Related to off-key: out of key
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.
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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"|
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adjective cacophonous, harsh, jarring, grating, shrill, jangling, discordant, dissonant, inharmonious, unmelodious her wailing, off-key vocals
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1. adj → stonato/a
2. adv → fuori tono
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