offbeat offbeat  /ˈɔf ˈbit/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
  2. (adj) informal terms; strikingly unconventional

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But the primitive, offbeat rhythmic drive he added was entirely his own.
  2. It's a little impish, yes, but also engaging, like the offbeat advertising campaigns dreamed up at Bogusky's Miami firm, Crispin Porter Bogusky.
  3. At an offbeat spa in northern Israel, tourists - and repeat customers - relax as snakes knead and strangely soothe.

News

  1. The Food Guy: For cookouts, try thinking outside the potato patch

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Last week I shared some interesting ways to sauce up your summer burgers with out-of-the-box condiments. Now, how about a few offbeat sides to go with them.You cant have a summer cookout without potato salad - so says me - but you dont ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  2. Sara Bareilles to pen score for 'Waitress' musical

    The offbeat 2007 movie "Waitress" is getting a musical makeover courtesy of pop star Sara Bareilles and the producers of the Tony Award-winning musical revival 'Pippin.'        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Professors Plan to be Cryogenically Frozen, Thawed Out Eventually

    Offbeat academics everywhere are going to have to step up their game if they want to continue impressing the freshmen. The Independent reports that three Oxford University professors are actively making plans to be cryogenically frozen in the event of their deaths. And you thought your undergraduate professors said some trippy shit. Read More
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  1. "They were offbeat looking, and the offbeat sensibilities of Matt Groening can't be emphasized enough," said director Silverman. "It has a sort of blank acceptance of all the stupidities of life. ......"
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: David Silverman Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "There was this prevalent belief about Dabangg is a gritty realistic offbeat kind of film. We didn't want that kind of branding. We want it to be a full-on action film. Bigger action-wise than anything Salman's done before," Arbaaz said. "We...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Arbaaz Khan Source: Digital Spy

  3. "He was an offbeat personality, but he loved the game, respected the game and loved the Giants," San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean said. "He just seemed like a regular person, a good person."
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Brian Sabean Source: ABC News

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