tin ear

tin ear


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

Full Definition of TIN EAR

:  a deafened or insensitive ear

Examples of TIN EAR

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

First Known Use of TIN EAR



Next Word in the Dictionary: tinea tonsurans
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tinea pedis
All Words Near: tin ear

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tin ear? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).