Definition of tone-deaf in English:

tone-deaf

Syllabification: tone-deaf

adjective

  • (Of a person) unable to perceive differences of musical pitch accurately.
    More example sentences
    • If you think you're tone-deaf, she teaches you to hear the differences between each instrument.
    • Yet reading this novel, even a tone-deaf person could feel the delight and excitement that music enthusiasts experience when they hear an uplifting melody.
    • It's actually quite good to get tone-deaf people who think they can sing to play.

Derivatives

tone-deafness

noun

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