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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An insensitivity to music or to sounds of a given kind: a writer with a tin ear for dialogue.

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  • n. Insensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.
  • n. Insensitivity to the nuances of current situation or subtleties of a craft; indifference to somebody else's attitudes and moods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
  • n. insensitivity to the appropriateness or subtlety of language

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