What does offbeat mean?

Definitions for offbeatˈɔfˈbit, ˈɒf-; -ˌbit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word offbeat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upbeat, offbeat(adj)

    an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

  2. far-out, kinky, offbeat, quirky, way-out(adj)

    informal terms; strikingly unconventional


  1. offbeat(Noun)

    The beats not normally accented in a measure.

    The congregation clapped along on the offbeat.

  2. offbeat(Noun)

    An unconventional person, someone who does not follow the beat, who chooses not to conform.

  3. offbeat(Adjective)

    Unusual, unconventional, not ordinary.

    He has such an offbeat sense of humor that hardly anyone finds his jokes amusing.

  4. Origin: From ; not following the beat (e.g., of a drum that sounds out cadence)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of offbeat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of offbeat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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Translations for offbeat

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ebaharilikEstonian
  • omituinen, epätavallinenFinnish
  • нестандартный, нешаблонный, нетрадиционныйRussian

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