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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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More research could also address a question e-mailed by reader Nathan Meleen, who asks how speakers of tonai languages, which use changes in pitch to distinguish between otherwise identical words, might fare in identifying off-key crooning compared with speakers of nontonal languages.
Some even threatened to boycott the show in protest at the alleged use of the studio technology used to correct pitch and off-key mistakes.
Still, in our deeply PC age, it's rather sweet nobody involved in making this mouthwash brand ever thought its name was a bit off-key.
His quirky style and dodgy dancing were certainly entertaining, though his voice was a bit off-key at times.
Relegation-threatened Park played a man short for more than a half after No8 Ollie Cook was sent off for punching, but they pushed an off-key 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.
So, dear Off-Key, Gloria says you can learn to exercise your vocal cords just like any muscle in your body.
Accrington were off-key but came alive following the half-time interval as Gary Roberts broke free before over-running the ball and substitute Andy Mangan was foiled by an excellent stop by Sean Bowles.
The snippets of his songs that we hear during the first half of the movie are marked by lame poetry, simple chords and a squeaky, off-key voice, all of which scream amateur night.
Kronos did that with its Francis Scott off-Key version of the Star Spangled Banner.
From the KLIATT review of the book, November 2004: "With a healthy dose of sarcasm and one-liners that fly by quickly, Book One of the Illmoor Chronicles introduces readers to the slightly off-key, aptly named city of Dullitch, where the townsfolk are assassins and thieves, and proudly so, and the Duke is an ego-driven monarch who cares more about himself than anything else.
What we are watching is not so much the games themselves, whose quality has frankly been up and down, but the few European expats, pasty-faced development bankers and diplomats with soft bellies, who are accorded a momentary celebrity status, sitting at the best tables and singing obscure, off-key patriotic songs to root their elevens on.
In Sicily, they play off-key and they're out of step," she said.
Jesus is praised via keyboard, guitar, and off-key vocals.
Singing His Own Tune: A Conversation with Entertainer Steve Allen About TV's Off-Key Programming will be held Sunday, April 16 at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank.
Canadian fiddler Ashley MacIsaac hits new sour notes in an already off-key career