What is another word for off key?

132 synonyms found


[ ˈɒf kˈiː], [ ˈɒf kˈiː], [ ˈɒ_f k_ˈiː]

Synonyms for Off key:

How to use "Off key" in context?

Off key is a term used to describe a person or music that is not in tune with the rest of the piece. Off key melodies are usually discordant and uncomfortable to listen to. Many professional musicians regard errant melodies as signs of amateurism.

Off key can also refer to a particular instrument, usually a keyboard instrument, that is not in tune. Poorly tuned instruments can produce off key sounds.

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