"I would've jumped out a window if it were on a higher floor," he says of an off-key information session we sit in on.
The jibe is off-key too because Wilde himself was hardly immune to the sentimental and even the mawkish.
Many of our performances in these early months after our defeat last November will be off-key and lacking in polish.
“Bring the drugs baby, I can bring my pain,” The Weeknd sings in his beauteous, soaring voice, backed by off-key sonic beats.
There was a rattle of drums and the blare of one or two off-key instruments from outside.
The thing in the middle now opened its mouth and made a noise that reminded Full of an off-key clarinet.
I knew it was just about time for some kind of an off-key noise from you, you grouchy old leftover.
A woman played a wheezing organ while a man led the off-key singing.
Haberdasher did not fit in anywhere with Kitty's projects; it was off-key, a jarring note.
From inside came the rare sound of water splashing, mixed with a wheezing, off-key caterwauling.