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offbeat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj offbeat informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    • n offbeat an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
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Usage

In literature:

But because of that very tendency, an offbeat tube won't show itself for a while.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Rick studied the scene, searching for anything offbeat, any anomaly.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Maybe instead we ought to start with something a little offbeat, then gradually work up to the best and sharpest.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Officials with Austin's Solid Waste Services expected to receive offbeat ideas when they asked residents to suggest a new name for the city department.
If that's the case, I'm offbeat.
More Galleries in Offbeat .
Michael Lefenfeld's Offbeat Power Play.
Unusual pieces fill offbeat shop.
Christmas presence in offbeat theatre.
The offbeat side of the news.
Off Main Street / The offbeat side of the news.
Utah Symphony's Keith Carrick on his offbeat occupation.
Offbeat performance collective Lucky Pierre.
Lynskey charms in offbeat 'Hello I Must Be Going.
Courtesy photo Melanie Lynskey (right) and Christopher Abbott star in the offbeat romantic comedy "Hello I Must Be Going," directed by Todd Louiso.
Offbeat shopping area seeking unified image.
Offbeat RC – Rally Racing.
Sam Rockwell's films are almost always worth watching be cause of this indie stalwart's taste in offbeat projects -- and his refusal to play to the audience's sympathy.
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In science:

The possibility appears to be no more offbeat or remote than the modifications to gravitation theory they have considered.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
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