Off-key meaning

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Not on the right note; flat or sharp.
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Being out of accord with what is considered normal or appropriate.

A high-flown, off-key speech by a newcomer.

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Not quite in accord with what is normal, fitting, etc.
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(music) Pitched inaccurately either above or below the correct note.
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(by extension) Not harmonious, or out of accord.
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In an off-key manner.
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Pitched higher or lower than the correct notes of a melody.
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