- not musical; deficient in melody, harmony, rhythm, or tone.
- acoustically and aesthetically harsh on the ear; strident; dissonant; cacophonous.
- not fond of or skilled in music.
Origin of unmusical
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Examples from the Web for unmusical
With an unmusical laugh she stood up, shaking the letter to the floor.The Lure of the Mask
Because you neither play nor sing, it by no means follows that you are unmusical.The Pianolist
It was unmusical, unbeautiful, unlively, and indescribably doleful.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Unmusical as she was, Catherine pined for her sister's music that evening.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
On his part there was not a single faulty phrase or unmusical expression.The New Tenant
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- not musical or harmonious
- not talented in or appreciative of music
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