tone deafness

tone-deaf

[tohn-def]
adjective
unable to distinguish differences in pitch in musical sounds when producing or hearing them.

Origin:
1890–95

tone deafness, noun
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tone-deaf
 
adj
unable to distinguish subtle differences in musical pitch
 
tone deafness
 
n

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