In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Musictiempo débil masculineon the offbeat — en el tiempo débil
1(ideas/humor/person) poco convencionalthe way she dresses is rather offbeat — viste de una manera muy poco convencional
- The album climaxes with this strange 2003 anthem, a trawl through a dark sewer full of bass, lots of negative space, and strange, rattling offbeats.
- McDowell's guitar playing on these songs was all about rhythm, a distinctive syncopated chug that emphasized the offbeats and often stayed on a single chord.
- In fact, the high bongo plays on an offbeat while the cowbell simply marks the beat.
- On this song, a mutant dancehall pattern bumps to static offbeats and a hiccuping vocal that's an integral part of the groove.
- The drum machine offbeats are still present, but instead of snarky basslines and slow grinds, the song features a wistfully high organ stomp, and shifting tempos throughout.
- This is all to say nothing of the beautiful, ever-rising backing that threads through the song; present in the verse, when the horns come in full-force on the offbeats.
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