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Meaning of “off-key” in the English Dictionary

"off-key" in British English

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off-keyadverb

uk   /ˌɒfˈkiː/  us   /ˌɑːf-/
(Definition of off-key from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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off-keyadverb

 us   /ˈɔfˈki/
singing the ​wrongnotes: He was ​singing off-key, and it was ​painful to ​hear.
(Definition of off-key from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “off-key”
in Chinese (Simplified) (唱歌或演奏音乐)跑调,走调,音调不准…
in Chinese (Traditional) (唱歌或演奏音樂)跑調,走音,音調不準…
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