Offbeat



[adjective awf-beet, of-; noun awf-beet, of-] /adjective ˈɔfˈbit, ˈɒf-; noun ˈɔfˌbit, ˈɒf-/

adjective
1.
differing from the usual or expected; unconventional:
an offbeat comedian.
noun
2.
Music. an unaccented of a measure.
/ˈɒfˌbiːt/
noun
1.
(music) any of the normally unaccented beats in a bar, such as the second and fourth beats in a bar of four-four time. They are stressed in most rock and some jazz and dance music, such as the bossa nova
adjective
2.

adjective

Unusual; unconventional; strange: the offbeat death in an off-Broadway hotel/ its offbeat ad seeking 10 Renaissance-type men

[1935+; fr the interruption of a regular rhythm in music]

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