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He says if a string in a song is a little off-key, you can pick it out and change it.

The jibe is off-key too because Wilde himself was hardly immune to the sentimental and even the mawkish.

“Bring the drugs baby, I can bring my pain,” The Weeknd sings in his beauteous, soaring voice, backed by off-key sonic beats.

"I would've jumped out a window if it were on a higher floor," he says of an off-key information session we sit in on.

By Day 40, smiles are rare, and when they occur, they seem off-key.

Mapihaw ku ug mutaas ang núta, I go off-key on the high notes.

From inside came the rare sound of water splashing, mixed with a wheezing, off-key caterwauling.

Haberdasher did not fit in anywhere with Kitty's projects; it was off-key, a jarring note.

It sounded off-key because it was as off-key as a ten-yard-strip of baldfaced perjury.

Clumsily, rustily, Ben whistled a cheerful little off-key tune to himself.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to off-key, such as: discordant, dissonant, abnormal, anomalous, clinker, and deviant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.