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Definition of "offbeat" []

  • Music An unaccented beat in a measure. (noun)
  • Slang Not conforming to an ordinary type or pattern; unconventional: offbeat humor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "offbeat" in a sentence
  • "Mix in offbeat football (it has a feature on Super Bowl Gatorade-dumping on coaches), get in network plugs (Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Tina Fey will pop up) and don't forget the mandatory cooking segment (in this case Tom Colicchio from Top Chef on NBC-owned Bravo)."
  • "Laura Linney to star in offbeat Showtime humerous entertainment commander upon lady with cancer, 'The C Word'"
  • "Life without walls, '[and] will move away from the enigmatic teaser commercials that featured Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld in offbeat conversations about shopping, shoes, suburbia and the potential of computing to improve life."