amusia

noun
amu·​sia | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈmyü-zē-ə How to pronounce amusia (audio) , -zhə How to pronounce amusia (audio) \

Medical Definition of amusia

1 : a condition marked by inability to produce music

called also motor amusia

2 : a condition marked by inability to comprehend music — compare aphasia

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“Amusia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/amusia. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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