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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

1901

First Known Use of offbeat

1901


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adjective off·beat \ˈȯf-ˈbēt\

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.

1922

First Known Use of offbeat

1922


OFFBEAT Defined for English Language Learners


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adjective off·beat \ˈȯf-ˈbēt\

Definition of offbeat for English Language Learners

  • : different from the ordinary, usual, or expected



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