\ˈȯf-ˈkē \

Definition of off-key 

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

First Known Use of off-key

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of off-key was in 1901

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off-key

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of off-key

: not in tune : above or below the proper pitch

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