tone-deaf


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tone-deaf

(tōn′dĕf′)
adj.
1. Unable to distinguish differences in musical pitch.
2. Unable to appreciate or understand the concerns or difficulties of others; out-of-touch.

tone-deaf

adj
(Pathology) unable to distinguish subtle differences in musical pitch
tone deafness n

tone′-deaf`



adj.
unable to distinguish differences in musical sounds when producing or hearing them.
[1890–95]
tone′ deaf`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tone-deaf - unable to appreciate musictone-deaf - unable to appreciate music    
deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
Translations

tone-deaf

[ˈtəʊnˈdef] ADJque no tiene oído musical

tone-deaf

[ˌtəʊnˈdɛf] adjstonato/a, completamente privo/a di orecchio (musicale)
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