tune·​less | \ ˈtün-ləs How to pronounce tuneless (audio) , ˈtyün- \

Definition of tuneless

1 : not tuneful
2 : not producing music

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Other Words from tuneless

tunelessly adverb

Examples of tuneless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather, his is a voice singing freely in a tuneless land. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds Offers Sanity and Hope," 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, "Alexa Viscius of Bunny on a bass-playing hero who makes perfect posters," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of tuneless

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tuneless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuneless. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tuneless

: not having a pleasant musical sound : not tuneful

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