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[ey-myoo-zee-uh] /eɪˈmyu zi ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
the inability to produce or comprehend music or musical sounds.
Origin of amusia
< New Latin < Greek amousía state of being without the Muses, especially song. See a-6, Muse, -ia Unabridged
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the inability to distinguish differences in musical pitch; tone deafness
Derived Forms
amusic, adjective
Word Origin
C21: from a-1 + music
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amusia in Medicine

amusia a·mu·si·a (ə-myōō'zē-ə, -zhə)
Loss or impairment of the ability to produce or comprehend music or musical tones.

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