AskDefine | Define offbeat

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offbeat adj : informal terms; strikingly unconventional [syn: far-out, kinky, quirky, way-out]

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  1. The beats not normally accented in a measure.
    The congregation clapped along on the offbeat.


  1. Unusual, unconventional, not ordinary.
    He has such an offbeat sense of humor that hardly anyone finds his jokes amusing.


unusual, unconventional, not ordinary
  • Finnish: epätavallinen, omituinen

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