tin ear

noun

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


TIN EAR Defined for English Language Learners

tin ear

noun

Definition of tin ear for English Language Learners

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

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