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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Radcliffe:

    We became very good friends, i started learning about Lorenzo Pisoni life … and then I became the most annoying [ person ] … Like, ‘ Oh, you were in The Pickle Family Circus ?! Can you juggle ? ’ It was annoying I ’m sure, but Lorenzo Pisoni was very sweet and humored me. And while the two men shared similar offbeat upbringings in the spotlight, Daniel Radcliffe was more fascinated by their differences and how the spotlight had impacted them over the years.

  2. Leslie Miklosy:

    (revised author's bio) Leslie Miklosy is the author of four books of original quotations and essays: WHICH IS MORE ROUND, THE WORLD OR YOUR TUMMY?: OFFBEAT REFLECTIONS ON SERIOUS LIVING (2005); MY THOUGHTS PREFER SIDE STREETS: COLLECTED ESSAYS AND OTHER REFLECTIONS (2011); THINKERER (A thinker who tinkers with words and ideas; 2015); and his latest, IN THE WIGGLE ROOM: FINDING SPACE WITHIN LIFE'S CONSTRAINTS (September 2017). Leslie has been a publications assistant, office administrator, bookstore manager, hotel desk clerk, census worker, and substitute teacher. He enjoys word play and the vain pursuit of answers to life's larger questions.

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Translations for offbeat

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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