amusical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ musical.

Adjective[edit]

amusical (comparative more amusical, superlative most amusical)

  1. Not musical.
    • 2006 February 24, Liz Armstrong, Monica Kendrick, Peter Margasak, Brian Nemtusak, J. Niimi, “The Treatment”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      The band alternates male and female lead vocals; when Emily Elizabeth sings she often punctuates whatever needs punctuating with an amusical screech, which gets annoying quick [] .
  2. (neuroscience) Exhibiting amusia.
    • 2001 June 1, Michael Balter, “What Makes the Mind Dance and Count”, in Science[2], volume 292, number 5522, DOI:10.1126/science.292.5522.1636, pages 1636-1637:
      At the meeting, Isabelle Peretz of the University of Montreal reported preliminary results with amusical subjects that may support the hypothesis that the brain contains specific neural pathways for music.