offkey

off-key

[awf-kee, of-]
adjective
1.
deviating from the correct tone or pitch; out of tune.
2.
Informal. somewhat irregular, abnormal, or incongruous.

Origin:
1925–30

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off-key
1929, from off + musical sense of key (1). Fig. sense is from 1943.
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