[ ey-myoo-zee-uh ]
/ eɪˈmyu zi ə /
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the inability to produce or comprehend music or musical sounds.
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Example sentences from the Web for amusia
Amusia, or loss of the musical faculty, may occur in association with or independent of aphasia.
British Dictionary definitions for amusia
/ (eɪˈmjuːzɪə) /
the inability to distinguish differences in musical pitch; tone deafness
Derived forms of amusiaamusic, adjective
Word Origin for amusia
C21: from a- 1 + music
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Medical definitions for amusia
[ ə-myōō′zē-ə, -zhə ]
Loss or impairment of the ability to produce or comprehend music or musical tones.
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