(comparative more off-note, superlative most off-note)
- (pejorative) being out of key
- In one off-note moment, Mr. Romney talked earlier this month at an event in New Hampshire about an affinity for firing people, just as his campaign was facing attacks that Mr. Romney laid off workers while leading investment firm Bain Capital.
- (pejorative) the state of being out of key
- The only off-note was some rather bready dumplings.