[ US /ˈɔfˈbit/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒfbiːt/ ]
NOUN
  1. an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
ADJECTIVE
  1. (informal) strikingly unconventional
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How To Use offbeat In A Sentence

  • The quirky documentary strand returns with another typically offbeat film. Times, Sunday Times
  • 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). NBC putting on the peacock for Sunday
  • Hall seems to improve with age and the offbeat humour here is low-key and likeable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its fashion is strictly edited, offbeat and gorgeous in a refined, luxurious and expensive way. Times, Sunday Times
  • Having a bird peck food off their heads is just one of the challenges endured by the celebs taking part in this offbeat panel show. The Sun
  • He knew the steps, but the music was offbeat this time.
  • From this offbeat narrative experiment, Greendale weaves a story of good, simple townsfolk under assault from authoritarian governments, corporations, media and so on.
  • I'm really pleased and frankly relieved to report," begins Glenn Kenny, "that, a couple of snippable minutes and some dubious music choices aside (that Cake song about the jacket is one thing, but a cover of Howard Jones's 'No One Is To Blame' is pushing it), writer/director Adrienne Shelly's final feature Waitress is a delight, a refreshing comedy that mixes a bunch of familiar ingredients in offbeat ways that payoff every time, much in the way that its title character Jenna (the fabulous Keri Russell) blends, say, blackberries with bittersweet chocolate in her universally beloved pies. GreenCine Daily: Sundance. Waitress.
  • 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.
  • It's billed as a meditation on racism but it's more an opportunity for this thoughtful, unnervingly camp comedian a cross between John Waters and Steve Buscemi, but with an Australian accent to spin more offbeat stories of his alienation from everyday society. This week's new live comedy
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