off-key off-key


  • (adj) inaccurate in pitch



  1. An irreverent, off-key assault on an assortment of sacred cows by the two-man cast of a witty London revue.
  2. The chorus of advisers is singing off-key They've all sold out, every one of them.
  3. Theyd like to teach the world to sing in off-key counterpoint.



  1. "When he's out of the game, we don't have no kind of offensive rhythm," said Perkins. "We're so off-key when Rondo is not in the game."
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Kendrick Perkins Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. Wilson recalled the 2004 Minneapolis concert where he gave Smile its US premiere: "I was very happy that night. I sang off-key on a couple of songs but I quickly got back on key."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Brian Wilson Source: Malaysia Star

  3. Recently Queen Latifah joked about the scenario: "That would be hilarious. Every line we read is in melody. (Laughs.) 'Girl, your line was off-key!' 'No, it wasn't!' 'I'll scratch you blind!' 'I'll snatch you bald!'You know, it would be hilarious....
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Queen Latifah Source: KBS Radio

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