Backbeat vs. Offbeat
Difference Between Backbeat and Offbeat
(music) The sharp accent on the second and fourth beats of rock music in 4/4 time.
(music) The beats not normally accented in a measure.The congregation clapped along on the offbeat.
a loud steady beat
(slang) An unconventional person, someone who does not follow the beat, who chooses not to conform.
Unusual; unconventional; not ordinary.He has such an offbeat sense of humor that hardly anyone finds his jokes amusing.
informal terms; strikingly unconventional