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tone-deaf

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Definition of tone-deaf in English:

adjective

(Of a person) unable to perceive differences of musical pitch accurately: Henry wasn’t really very musical but Ivy was tone-deaf
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

1
noun

Words that rhyme with tone-deaf

chef, clef, deaf, def, eff, Geoff, Jeff, Kiev, ref, teff

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