from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The inability to comprehend or respond to music.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Loss, through disease, of the ability to express musical sounds either vocally or in strumentally, to write musical notation (the power of ordinary writing being retained), or to appreciate musical sounds mentally. See tone-deafness.
From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀμουσία (amousia, "without harmony"), from ἄμουσος (amousos, "without song"). The Muses were nine daughters of Zeus and the goddesses of arts and sciences. (Wiktionary)