In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tiempo débil masculineon the offbeat — en el tiempo débil
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
1(person/humor/ideas) poco convencionalthe way she dresses is rather offbeat — viste de una manera muy poco convencional
- There are two other people out there who are not only peculiar because they have a strange job, but also because they have a slightly offbeat hobby.
- We're sitting in her car, and she has the radio on low, playing some offbeat song.
- The book is an offbeat history of the saxophone from every angle of interest - its inventor, its evolution, its foremost players, its collectors and its impact on popular culture.
- The offbeat mode in which he looks at men and matters, individuals and issues will reflect in the different perspective that the serial adopts.
- Over the weeks, we came to the conclusion that the more offbeat, the more weird it is, the better it works.
- Dr. Seuss has been one of the most unusual and offbeat children's authors in literature.
- Second, we're not afraid to use quirky or offbeat tactics to sell books.
- The show manages to keep the viewer a little off balance with an edgy storyline that can at times be offset by some offbeat humor.
- The composer has his share of offbeat projects to keep himself busy.
- Her clothes are not at all what I usually prefer; rather, they are much more offbeat, much more bohemian.
- It looked a bit offbeat, away from the commonplace, conventional boutiques where the normal celebrities would be found.
- I've included alternate versions of Christmas classics as well as offbeat seasonal songs.
- This quirky, offbeat blog has a beautiful, poetic quality that really stands out from the crowd.
- I love their offbeat flair, their stylized dialogue, their unusual stories.
- This cinema at that time showed very offbeat and unusual films.
- It is also a novel full of offbeat plot twists and chance events.
- While Tuttle's art is offbeat and idiosyncratic, it is also very much mainstream.
- The film, not the band, is a delightful little offbeat story that still retains its strange power to move me after 30 years.
- The owners have recently refurbished the attic space and now regularly hold offbeat theatrical events and musical evenings up there.
- The humor is offbeat and unconventional, but much of it is funny.
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