Definition of kilter
: proper or usual state or condition : order out of kilter
Examples of kilter in a Sentence
since I dropped my food processor, it's been all out of kilter
Recent Examples of kilter from the Web
The graphically violent robbery that sets the novel in motion also ignites a delightfully off-kilter tone.
Start with the ostensible foreground — perhaps a lunch or a visit from a svelte refrigerator repairman or a recipe for lemon drizzle cake — then introduce the emotional hobgoblins that throw the characters rewardingly off-kilter.
Singer Adi Bronicki muses through a muffled filter with off-kilter, childlike wonder.
Red vs. Blue embraced the limitations of the medium, using the expressionless, masked Halo soldiers as a vehicle for off-kilter comedy, told in a tight five-minute format.
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Origin and Etymology of kilter
First Known Use: 1628See Words from the same year
KILTER Defined for Kids
Definition of kilter for Students
: proper condition The TV is out of kilter.
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