Definition of tuneless in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːnləs


  • Not pleasing to listen to; unmelodious: tuneless whistling
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    • We listened to several tuneless renditions of Little Donkey then breathed collective sighs of relief as we heard them shuffle on to the next house.
    • The sound was awful, each song was a tuneless, discordant dirge.
    • He sat as silently and as still as he could, his eyes shut, thinking private thoughts and listening to Max's tuneless, wandering hum.
    discordant, unmelodious, unmelodic, unmusical, dissonant, harsh, cacophonous
    rare horrisonant



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  • After ten years of listening to your neighbour strumming tunelessly on the Spanish guitar he bought while on holiday in Benidorm, you're ready for a move.
  • To complement the martial mood, a drum beats tunelessly and remorselessly at the other end of the rink while an electronic clock counts down the seconds to face-off.
  • Tacky music played tunelessly for a few minutes.


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  • The 1970s detail is quite particular: a chopper bike, space hopper and the piercing tunelessness of the daughter's descant recorder are all thrown into the rowing family's maelstrom.
  • It was a drunken cacophony of merriment and tunelessness.
  • To get away with the kind of tunelessness found on this album, you have to be a lunatic, a crackpot, or a genius.

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