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offbeat

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noun off·beat \ˈȯf-ˌbēt\

Definition of offbeat

  1. :  an unaccented beat or portion of a beat in a musical measure



Circa 1928

First Known Use of offbeat

circa 1928


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offbeat

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adjective off·beat \-ˈbēt\

Simple Definition of offbeat

  • : different from the ordinary, usual, or expected

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of offbeat

Examples of offbeat in a sentence

  1. She has an offbeat sense of humor.

  2. He often plays offbeat characters in his films.

  3. an offbeat approach to teaching

  4. The performance was refreshingly offbeat.



1938

First Known Use of offbeat

1938



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