tuneless


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tune·less

 (to͞on′lĭs, tyo͞on′-)
adj.
1. Deficient in melody; not tuneful.
2. Producing no music; silent.

tune′less·ly adv.
tune′less·ness n.

tuneless

(ˈtjuːnlɪs)
adj
1. having no melody or tune
2. chiefly poetic not producing or able to produce music; silent
ˈtunelessly adv
ˈtunelessness n

tune•less

(ˈtun lɪs, ˈtyun-)

adj.
1. unmelodious; unmusical.
2. making or giving no music; silent.
[1585–95]
tune′less•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tuneless - not having a musical sound or pleasing tunetuneless - not having a musical sound or pleasing tune
melodious, tuneful - having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune

tuneless

Translations
بنَغَمٍ غَيْر متآلِف
nelibozvučný
umusikalsk
dallamtalan
falskur
nemelodický
ahenksiznağmesiz

tuneless

[ˈtjuːnlɪs] ADJ [voice, song] → poco melodioso

tuneless

[ˈtjuːnləs] adjpeu mélodieux/euse

tuneless

adj, tunelessly
advunmelodisch

tuneless

[ˈtjuːnlɪs] adjpoco melodioso/a

tune

(tjuːn) noun
musical notes put together in a particular (melodic and pleasing) order; a melody. He played a tune on the violin.
verb
1. to adjust (a musical instrument, or its strings etc) to the correct pitch. The orchestra tuned their instruments.
2. to adjust a radio so that it receives a particular station. The radio was tuned to a German station.
3. to adjust (an engine etc) so that it runs well.
ˈtuneful adjective
having a good, clear, pleasant etc tune. That song is very tuneful.
ˈtunefully adverb
ˈtunefulness noun
ˈtuneless adjective
without a good etc tune; unmusical. The child was singing in a tuneless voice.
ˈtunelessly adverb
ˈtunelessness noun
ˈtuner noun
1. (also piˈano-tuner) a person whose profession is tuning pianos.
2. the dial on a radio etc used to tune in to the different stations.
3. a radio which is part of a stereo system.
change one's tune
to change one's attitude, opinions etc.
in tune
1. (of a musical instrument) having been adjusted so as to give the correct pitches. Is the violin in tune with the piano?
2. (of a person's singing voice) at the same pitch as that of other voices or instruments. Someone in the choir isn't (singing) in tune.
out of tune
not in tune.
tune in
to tune a radio (to a particular station or programme). We usually tune (the radio) in to the news.
tune up
(of an orchestra etc) to tune instruments.
References in classic literature ?
The grave and harmonious tones of that beloved voice seemed to have still its ancient influence, whilst that of Aramis, which had become harsh and tuneless in his moments of ill-humor, irritated him.
Not one, but many echoes had caught up the harsh and tuneless sound, untwisted its complicated threads, and found a thousand aerial harmonies in one stern trumpet tone.
He has no passion for the correct use of words, and often his song seems tuneless and sometimes vulgar.
One day the Baronet surprised "her ladyship," as he jocularly called her, seated at that old and tuneless piano in the drawing-room, which had scarcely been touched since Becky Sharp played quadrilles upon it--seated at the piano with the utmost gravity and squalling to the best of her power in imitation of the music which she had sometimes heard.
Here the good woman pointed to the little window, whence her son might be seen sitting disconsolate in the tuneless groves; and again shook her head and wiped her eyes, and besought him, for the united sakes of both the young people, to exercise his influence towards the bright reversal of these dismal events.
Just as she stopped among the rambling stone passages on the basement story of the house, uncertain which way to turn next, she heard the tuneless old voice in the distance, singing these lines:
He listened for Madame de Cintre's voice, and in the very heart of the tuneless harmony he imagined he made it out.
The bees were humming among a few flowers placed in pots outside the window; the birds were singing in the garden, and the faint intermittent jingle of a tuneless piano in some neighbouring house forced itself now and again on the ear.
In the evening she went to the piano, choosing new music of the dexterous, tuneless, florid kind.
Then the discreet automaton who had surveyed his ground, played a blossomless tuneless 'set,' and sixteen disciples of Podsnappery went through the figures of - 1, Getting up at eight and shaving close at a quarter past - 2, Breakfasting at nine - 3, Going to the City at ten - 4, Coming home at half-past five - 5, Dining at seven, and the grand chain.
TONE deaf humour and off-key animation characterise this incoherent and tuneless hymn to the unifying magic of music.
Tone deaf humour and offkey animation characterise this incoherent and tuneless hymn to the unifying magic of music.