tone-deaf

adjective \ ˈtōn-ˌdef \

Definition of tone-deaf

: relatively insensitive to differences in musical pitch

tone deafness

noun

First Known Use of tone-deaf

1894

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TONE-DEAF Defined for English Language Learners

tone-deaf

Definition of tone-deaf for English Language Learners

  • : unable to hear the difference between musical notes or sing the right musical notes


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tone-deaf

adjective \ ˈtōn-ˌdef \

medical Definition of tone-deaf

: relatively insensitive to differences in musical pitch

tone deafness

noun

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