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See also: offkey
- (music) Pitched inaccurately either above or below the correct note.
- Synonym: out of tune
- (by extension) Not harmonious, or out of accord.
- With inaccurate pitch.
- 1937, Ira Gershwin (lyrics), George Gershwin (music), “They Can't Take That Away from Me”:
- The way your smile just beams / The way you sing off-key / The way you haunt my dreams / No, no—they can't take that away from me