how to pronounce offbeat


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the above transcription of offbeat is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

offbeat is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of offbeat in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so offbeat and original that that's part …”

meanings of offbeat


  1. An unconventional person, someone who does not follow the beat, who chooses not to conform.
  2. The beats not normally accented in a measure.


  1. Unusual; unconventional; not ordinary.

offbeat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word offbeat occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics offbeat can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that offbeat can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to offbeat


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