Definitions for off-key

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  1. false, off-key, sour(adj)

    inaccurate in pitch

    "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"

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  1. off-key(Adjective)

    pitched inaccurately either above or below the correct note

  2. off-key(Adjective)

    not harmonious, or out of accord

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  1. Off-key

    Off-key is musical content that is not at the expected frequency or pitch period, either with respect to some absolute reference frequency, or in a ratiometric sense, or pitch intervals not well-defined in the ratio of small whole numbers. The term may also refer to a person or situation being out of step with what is considered normal or appropriate.


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