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offbeat

Translation of offbeat in Spanish:

noun/nombre

/ˈɔːfbiːt; ˈɒfbiːt/
  • [Music/Música] tiempo (masculine) débil on the offbeat en el tiempo débil
    Example sentences
    • McDowell's guitar playing on these songs was all about rhythm, a distinctive syncopated chug that emphasized the offbeats and often stayed on a single chord.
    • The drum machine offbeats are still present, but instead of snarky basslines and slow grinds, the song features a wistfully high organ stomp, and shifting tempos throughout.
    • This is all to say nothing of the beautiful, ever-rising backing that threads through the song; present in the verse, when the horns come in full-force on the offbeats.

adjective/adjetivo

/ɔːfˈbiːt; ɒfˈbiːt/
  • [humor/ideas/person] poco convencional the way she dresses is rather offbeat viste de una manera muy poco convencional

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