offbeat

[adj. awf-beet, of-; n. awf-beet, of-]
adjective
1.
differing from the usual or expected; unconventional: an offbeat comedian.
noun
2.
Music. an unaccented beat of a measure.

Origin:
1925–30; off + beat

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offbeat (ˈɒfˌbiːt)
 
n
1.  music any of the normally unaccented beats in a bar, such as the second and fourth beats in a bar of four-four time. They are stressed in most rock and some jazz and dance music, such as the bossa nova
 
adj
2.  a.  unusual, unconventional, or eccentric
 b.  (as noun): he liked the offbeat in fashion

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