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  • adv. In an unmusical way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unmusical manner; inharmoniously.

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

  • adv. in an unmusical manner


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  • Brothers Hawkyard and Gimblet were both on the platform; Brother Hawkyard on his knees at the table, unmusically ready to pray; Brother Gimblet sitting against the wall, grinningly ready to preach.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • How harshly and unmusically need not be described.

    Dombey and Son

  • Mr Pinch was jogging along, full of pleasant thoughts and cheerful influences, when he saw, upon the path before him, going in the same direction with himself, a traveller on foot, who walked with a light quick step, and sang as he went — for certain in a very loud voice, but not unmusically.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Joe came to awaken them he found them snoring most unmusically.

    The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service

  • As we came back, we were challenged at every station; but the words, _amigos ingresos_ were our passport, and we got to Recife just as the evening hymn was singing, harshly and unmusically enough, by the negroes and mulattoes in the streets; but yet every thing that unites men in one common sentiment is interesting.

    Journal of a Voyage to Brazil And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823

  • In another were two men instead of twenty, both lustily and unmusically blowing mouth-organs.

    The Return of Blue Pete

  • Renway went over to a window and stood there, humming unmusically to himself.

    The Saint in Action

  • He glided across the floor, his wet boots creaking unmusically, and peeped through.

    The Yellow Claw

  • A chapel bell tinkled unmusically, and on the pavements, gleaming with wet, went a procession of neatly dressed townsfolk bound, prayer-book in hand, for their respective places of worship.

    The Yellow Streak

  • From the weather-stained canvas rolled the warning, not unmusically:



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