untunable

untunable

or

untuneable

adj
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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Some bows are also untunable because the cams are slightly out of time.
However, these reported designs bring along discoveries of some related problems, primarily, the materials are found simply untunable, apart from generally producing quite narrow bandwidths, which consequently limit the range of potential applications, notwithstanding of the fabrication and utilization complexity.
Pattison wrote of Isaac Casaubon's wife that 'we infer that she was a weak woman, and though we hear nothing of the untunable murmurs of Hooker's wife, it is evident that her domestic distresses were not sparingly inflicted on her good-man'.