off-key


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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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Listeners to that same radio channel were quickly exposed to Jeremey's now famous off-key singing, first aired on the popular panel game, I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue.
Harmony and discord are juxtaposed in a different way in Dimitris Tsoublekas's fastidiously executed but off-key photographs.
Elizabeth Bishop Think of the practice room, the humming off-key of the heater, a locked-out wind's lament playing the ivories of a venetian blind.
Is your grandfather's rendition of 'Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel' so off-key that the children run away from the menorah?
But he raced out of the blocks at London's O2 Arena and an off-key Berdych had no answer, with third seed Wawrinka winning 6-1 6-1 in only 58 minutes.
Apparently she's operating without a licence, her singing is off-key and she's not even naked.
But there's no doubt that someone was badly off-key.
Sluggish and off-key for 80 minutes, only in the last 10 did they get their act together and finally have a decent go at the Cobblers.
Young continued his manager's theme by admitting Bent was off-key in the crucial relegation showdown only to show nerves of steel to net his 12th goal of the season.
These days, this well-worn style of light British romantic comedy feels like sitting through four funerals and a wedding in which the bride and groom duet in an off-key version of ``Just the Way You Are.
One complaint--each tape begins with a sappy violin interlude that veers off-key.
On the match scene, Birmingham's Dave Kingerley has a penchant for bursting into song when fishing open matches at Packington-Somers venue, Meriden, but in terms of bagging ability his performances have been decidedly off-key.
Other adverts see Woody Allen ice skating at Rockefeller Centre, Barbara Walters auditioning off-key for a Broadway show and Henry Kissinger at Yankee Stadium.
Their activities largely involved playing a bit off-key while raising their bows sharply in the air, spinning around the sheet music which lay at their feet, and frequently picking up and moving or even lifting above their heads their impressive, burnt-chestnut double basses.
Yorick Williams top-scored with 18 points but it was an off-key night for his team-mates, with only Virgel Cobbin (15 points) finding some range.