Off-key



[awf-kee, of-] /ˈɔfˈki, ˈɒf-/

adjective
1.
deviating from the correct tone or pitch; out of tune.
2.
Informal. somewhat irregular, abnormal, or incongruous.
adj.

1920, from off (adv.) + musical sense of key (n.1). Figurative sense is from 1943.

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