unmusical

adjective un·mu·si·cal \ ˌən-ˈmyü-zi-kəl \
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

Definition of unmusical

: not musical: such as
a : not musical in nature : harsh, discordant
  • an unmusical voice
  • the unmusical call of the bluejay
b : not gifted in or appreciative of music
  • Both Dick and Carolyn were married, to unmusical spouses …
  • —John Updike

unmusically

play \ˌən-ˈmyü-zi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
    • … a traveller on foot, who walked with a light quick step, and sang as he went—for certain in a very loud voice, but not unmusically.
    • —Charles Dickens

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