amusia

[ ey-myoo-zee-uh ]
/ eɪˈmyu zi ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

the inability to produce or comprehend music or musical sounds.

Nearby words

  1. amused,
  2. amusement,
  3. amusement arcade,
  4. amusement park,
  5. amusement tax,
  6. amusing,
  7. amusive,
  8. amvets,
  9. amy,
  10. amyclas

Origin of amusia

< New Latin < Greek amousía state of being without the Muses, especially song. See a-6, Muse, -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for amusia

amusia

/ (eɪˈmjuːzɪə) /

noun

the inability to distinguish differences in musical pitch; tone deafness
Derived Formsamusic, adjective

Word Origin for amusia

C21: from a- 1 + music

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Medicine definitions for amusia

amusia

[ ə-myōōzē-ə, -zhə ]

n.

Loss or impairment of the ability to produce or comprehend music or musical tones.

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