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offbeat definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: informal terms; strikingly unconventional [syn: far- out, kinky, offbeat, quirky, way-out] n
1: an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure) [syn: upbeat, offbeat]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: circa 1928 an unaccented beat or portion of a beat in a musical measure II. adjective Date: 1938 eccentric, unconventional

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 not coinciding with the beat. 2 eccentric, unconventional. --n. any of the unaccented beats in a bar.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also off-beat If you describe something or someone as offbeat, you think that they are different from normal. ...a wickedly offbeat imagination. = unconventional ADJ: usu ADJ n

Moby Thesaurus

Bohemian, bar beat, beat, bizarre, breakaway, contrasting, counter, deviant, different, disparate, dissimilar, divergent, diverse, downbeat, eccentric, far out, freaky, free and easy, fringy, hardly like, heretical, heterodox, hippie, idiosyncratic, informal, innovative, kinky, maverick, nonuniform, not cricket, not done, not kosher, novel, odd, off, original, out, outlandish, outre, peculiar, pulsation, pulse, queer, rare, recherche, scarcely like, strange, sui generis, throb, unalike, uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, undreamed-of, unexpected, unfamiliar, unfashionable, unheard-of, unidentical, unique, unlike, unmatched, unordinary, unorthodox, unresembling, unsame, unsimilar, unthought-of, unusual, unwonted, upbeat, way out, weird, weirdo



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