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Origin of off-key
Words nearby off-key
Example sentences from the Web for off-key
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
Getting men to do their share of care and domestic work is a key overlooked strategy in reducing poverty.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Mr. Collingwood, taking the key from his mother, locked the little door in the boarding, after them.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
About her neck was hung a covered basket and a door-key; and Davy at once concluded that she was Sindbad's house-keeper.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
The girl smiled, and drew out a large key, and nodded, still smiling as she replaced it.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for off-key
adjective, adverb (off-key when prenominal)
- not in the correct key
- out of tune