Definition of off-pitch in US English:



  • Not of the correct pitch.

    ‘off-pitch singing’
    • ‘There were some forgotten words, off-pitch notes and irregularities in rhythm, but the Lutherans refrained from showing any dismay.’
    • ‘I sit down and spend most of the performance trying to physically restrain my cringes at off-pitch notes and jittery timing.’
    • ‘She then followed this up with an air of Schubert's, performed in full diva mode, complete with feather boa but, quite deliberately yet excrutiatingly, just off-pitch.’
    • ‘Then something began to play the slightly off-pitch tune of the song, Sold Me.’
    • ‘The music sounds off-pitch (which, of course, it is) and sour to my ears.’