tone-deaf

[ tohn-def ]
/ ˈtoʊnˌdɛf /

adjective

unable to distinguish differences in pitch in musical sounds when producing or hearing them.

Origin of tone-deaf

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM tone-deaf

tone deafness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tone-deaf

tone-deaf

adjective

unable to distinguish subtle differences in musical pitch

Derived forms of tone-deaf

tone deafness, noun
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