tune·​less ˈtün-ləs How to pronounce tuneless (audio)
: not tuneful
: not producing music
tunelessly adverb

Examples of tuneless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the rest of the film Jenkins uses animation, vintage clips and a lot of interviews to re-create the whole Biz Markie experience: the raspy voice, the tuneless singing, and the love of anything kitschy, catchy and fun. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 That baggy, shambling gang of tuneless no-hopers swept along on the glassy-eyed tide of post-acid house euphoria? Jonathan Bernstein, SPIN, 7 June 2023 Rather, his is a voice singing freely in a tuneless land. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 24 Oct. 2019 The singer's timorous, tuneless falsetto convinced me to put in a bid, but somebody else won the auction for $113.61. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, 27 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuneless was in 1594

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“Tuneless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuneless. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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