untunable

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untunable

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untuneable

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1. (Music, other) music not tuneful or melodious; discordant (literally or figuratively)
2. (Instruments) music (of musical instruments) that cannot be tuned or put in tune
3. (Electronics) (of transmitters or receivers) that cannot be tuned or adjusted to a given frequency
4. (General Engineering) (of equipment or engines) that cannot be tuned or adjusted to work more accurately
5. (Music, other) archaic not able to appreciate or be brought to appreciate music
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While Leslie's immediate defence of the casket materials allows for the possibility that these letters might have been sent by Mary, they are consistently referred to as forgeries in the remainder of his defence; as 'shamefull vntrue texts', the whole an 'vnpleasant, iarring and untuneable plain song' of the Scottish lords' 'setting and making' ([13.
The first, as exemplified in Herrick's "To his friend on the untuneable times," acknowledges grief by abandoning pleasure.