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off–key

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adjective or adverb \ˈȯf-ˈkē\

Simple Definition of off–key

  • : not in tune : above or below the proper pitch

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of off–key

  1. 1 :  varying in pitch from the proper tone of a melody

  2. 2 :  irregular, anomalous

1927

First Known Use of off–key

1927


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