off-key

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off-key (comparative more off-key, superlative most off-key)

  1. (music) Pitched inaccurately either above or below the correct note.
    Synonym: out of tune
  2. (by extension) Not harmonious, or out of accord.

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off-key (comparative more off-key, superlative most off-key)

  1. 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

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