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off-key

[of music or singing] off pitch; out of tune. She always sings off-key and makes the rest of the choir sound like baying hounds.
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The skipper was again offkey at Fulham but Redknapp said the onus was on Keane to get his head round the situation that he is no longer an automatic selection.
8 Ollie Cook was sent off for punching, but they pushed an offkey home side all the way and led twice before clinical finishes in the 76th and 80th minutes of normal time from replacement winger Parry dashed their hopes of an upset.
Chances are, then, that even if you are unable to whistle God Save the Queen without going offkey, then your ancestors could have had a good stab at it.
Matching rowdy street-smarts with eerie, offkey sounds, producer RZA and his motley crew's 1993 debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) rewrote the rap rulebook and made the Clan stars.
I would/ draw her but she's/ way past sleep and sheds her/ quiet like tickertape/ down the long hallway, talking/ cranky and offkey.
Cuban disco star Margarita, who shot to fame on the Clive James show with her feather boa and her offkey cover songs, is the star of the charity show at Cardiff's Angel Hotel.
SPRINGFIELD ACTRESS BOBBY ERDICH will sing Gay Nineties songs and do old-time comedy bits in period costume in her one-person show, "Madam Sheeza Offkey," in a free SHOcase Concert at 12:15 p.
In bright and sparkling Tokyo," he sang offkey, "there are three things I don't have.