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OFFBEAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does offbeat mean? 

OFFBEAT (noun)
  The noun OFFBEAT has 1 sense:

1. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

  Familiarity information: OFFBEAT used as a noun is very rare.


OFFBEAT (adjective)
  The adjective OFFBEAT has 1 sense:

1. informal terms; strikingly unconventional

  Familiarity information: OFFBEAT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OFFBEAT (noun)


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Meaning:

An unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

offbeat; upbeat

Hypernyms ("offbeat" is a kind of...):

beat; musical rhythm; rhythm (the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music)


OFFBEAT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Informal terms; strikingly unconventional

Synonyms:

far-out; offbeat; quirky; way-out; kinky

Similar:

unconventional (not conventional or conformist)


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