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Answer for the clue "Marching to a different drummer", 7 letters:
offbeat

Alternative clues for the word offbeat

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Quirky

Word definitions for offbeat in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ an offbeat romance novel EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Amelia Bedelia, the offbeat housekeeper, will lead a morning of word games, storytelling and some unexpected, silly activities. ▪ An atmosphere in which people dread...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. unusual, unconventional, not ordinary. n. 1 (context music English) The beats not normally accented in a measure. 2 (context slang English) An unconventional person, someone who does not follow the beat, who chooses not to conform.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. informal terms; strikingly unconventional [syn: far-out , kinky , quirky , way-out ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Offbeat , originally a music term meaning "not following the standard beat", which has also become a general synonym for "unconventional" or "unusual", may refer to: In music: Syncopation Off-beat (music) , the musical term in more detail Off Beat (label)...

Usage examples of offbeat.

Angel of Leaky Outhouses up there, and we got the Angel of Overgrazed Pastures and the Angel of Always Being Broke up there--why, we got so many offbeat, grizzled angels floating around over this little town that sometimes I get claustrophobia from all their wing rustling--from them that has any feathers left in their wings, that is.

Goggle-eyed, I hit a string of offbeats and reminded myself that Jabba had plenty of time to come for us.

While Celia transacted her Latin-American business with regional functionaries at outposts of Felding-Roth, he explored the offbeat intricacies of foreign cities or savored scenes of rural life outside.

Flinging his visible arm starward he babbled on: "We got the Angel of Leaky Outhouses up there, and we got the Angel of Overgrazed Pastures and the Angel of Always Being Broke up there--why, we got so many offbeat, grizzled angels floating around over this little town that sometimes I get claustrophobia from all their wing rustling--from them that has any feathers left in their wings, that is.

The Futurians were every bit as offbeat and wacky as any of their spiritual descendants, including the cyberpunks, and were given to communal living, spontaneous group renditions of light opera, and midnight fencing exhibitions on the lawn.

  The Futurians were every bit as offbeat and wacky as any of their spiritual descendants, including the cyberpunks, and were given to communal living, spontaneous group renditions of light opera, and midnight fencing exhibitions on the lawn.

There is a boom box held down with bungee cords, and a shoebox with a couple of dozen CDs in it, mostly albums by American woman singer-songwriters of the offbeat, misunderstood, highly intelligent but intensely emotional school, getting rich selling music to consumers who understand what it's like not to be understood.

Women were often torn between mister nice guy, who generally ended up as father of her kids, and the hellraising jerk who represented offbeat romance and adventure.

In one of the plazas, a trio of drummers in black, shapeless robes and grotesque masks like the skulls of birds beat a complex almost-tune, the high-pitched hand drum weaving a stuttering, offbeat counterpoint to the steadier, full-toned notes of the larger drums.

They'd been wearing green trench coats, the color so offbeat, bordering on bizarre, that he hadn't taken them seriously for a moment.