Definition of off-mike in English:

off-mike

adverb

  • Away from a microphone; when not speaking or performing directly into a microphone.

adjective

  • Not employing or speaking directly into a microphone; that is distant from, or not facing, a microphone; (hence, in extended use) that takes place behind the scenes; that is not part of a performance.

Origin

1930s. From off + mike. Compare slightly later off-microphone, off-microphone.

Pronunciation

off-mike

/ˈɒfmʌɪk/