Share this entry


Synonyms of off-key in English:


  • 1 a slightly off-key rendition of an old family favourite
    out of tune, flat, tuneless, unmusical, unmelodic, discordant, dissonant, unharmonious
    [Antonyms] in tune
  • 2 some of the cinematic effects are distractingly off-key
    incongruous, inappropriate, unsuitable, discordant, out of place, out of keeping, jarring, dissonant, inharmonious
    [Antonyms] harmonious
  • Definition of off-key in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources