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  • adjective Not idiomatic.

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Examples

  • 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'.

    Reading Session

  • "unidiomatic," furnishing numerous examples from varied sources that inadvertently prove the adjective to be inapplicable.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 1 No 3

  • 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.

    Ehsan Azari: Tales of the Taliban in Their Own Words

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Trying Too Hard? [UPDATE: Or Maybe Just Making a One-Off Mistake]

  • Musically, it's i.e., the Boulez/Chéreau production from 1976-80 at Bayreuth unidiomatic.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The thing is, as I keep saying, musically and dramatically, it's unidiomatic.

    Reconsidering the Boulez/Chéreau Ring

  • 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.

    An Abc Of Country Song Covers

  • It's unidiomatic and dramatically sort of obvious, but it's enjoyable.

    Reconsidering the Boulez/Chéreau Ring

  • 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.

    "Top" Ten Immolation Scenes?

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-10-01

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