- adj. Not idiomatic.
“I think most young composers have suffered through this: nothing sucks more than watching musicians roll their eyes and mutter and declare bits 'unidiomatic' that, of course, they'd woodshed if the name in the upper-left corner was 'Shostakovich'.”
“unidiomatic," furnishing numerous examples from varied sources that inadvertently prove the adjective to be inapplicable.”
“Zaeef's book is well written and its Afghani unidiomatic English has been brushed up into readable and lucid prose by the painstaking work of the editors, Alex Stick van Linchoten and Felix Kuehn.”
“But it is surely unidiomatic, as a Google Fight reveals; a search through Google News shows an even more lopsided tally, 200:1 in favor of “set them up” rather than 20:1.”
“But "LeAnn Rimes," the 17-year-old star's new CD of country classics, may be uniquely bizarre: not because it's unidiomatic, but because it's so emotionally empty.”
“In other words, Helga Dernesch and Herbert von Karajan made the cut, despite frankly unidiomatic contributions from Karajan, but Birgit Nilsson -- under three different conductors, all in better sound than a 1903 wax cylinder.”
“Musically, it's i.e., the Boulez/Chéreau production from 1976-80 at Bayreuth unidiomatic.”
“The thing is, as I keep saying, musically and dramatically, it's unidiomatic.”
“It's unidiomatic and dramatically sort of obvious, but it's enjoyable.”
““One of the only” is not unidiomatic or illogical or ungrammatical, but it is puffery.”
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