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tin ear

noun

Simple Definition of tin ear

  • : a lack of ability to hear something (such as music or speech) in an accurate and sensitive way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tin ear

  1. :  a deafened or insensitive ear

Examples of tin ear in a sentence

  1. My wife is a talented musician, but I have a tin ear.



1935

First Known Use of tin ear

1935


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