What is another word for out-of-key?

57 synonyms found


[ ˌa͡ʊtəvkˈiː], [ ˌa‍ʊtəvkˈiː], [ ˌaʊ_t_ə_v_k_ˈiː]

How to use "Out-of-key" in context?

"out-of-key" is an adjective meaning not in alignment with the prevailing standard. When used figuratively, it can mean that something is out of place, out of sync, or unprofessional. Out-of-key events can refer to anything from a musical performance that is too chaotic to a business meeting that is too chaotic and confusing. People often use out-of-key to describe situations that are unusual or unexpected.

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