- the inability to produce or comprehend music or musical sounds.
Origin of amusia
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Amusia, or loss of the musical faculty, may occur in association with or independent of aphasia.
- the inability to distinguish differences in musical pitch; tone deafness
Word Origin for amusia
C21: from a- 1 + music
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- Loss or impairment of the ability to produce or comprehend music or musical tones.
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