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offbeat

noun off·beat \ ˈȯf-ˌbēt \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of offbeat

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

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First Known Use of offbeat

1901


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offbeat

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.

Recent Examples of offbeat from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'offbeat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of offbeat

1922


OFFBEAT Defined for English Language Learners

offbeat

adjective

Definition of offbeat for English Language Learners

  • : different from the ordinary, usual, or expected



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