Definitions

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  • n. unmusicality

Etymologies

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unmusical +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Now, if ‘musicalness and unmusicalness’ had not been a property essentially inhering in man, these changes would have been

    On the Generation and Corruption

  • "Thy lips are like a thread, like a thre-eda o-of scar-let, and thy speech, thy spee-eech i-is come-ly," they squealed at the top of their village voices, strong in the possession of complete unmusicalness.

    The Green Carnation

  • But the unmusicalness of New England, less marked now than formerly, is only a symbol, perhaps, -- grievous that it should be so!

    A Study of Hawthorne

  • Music had been found to excite their mother to tears; Geraldine resembled Fulbert in unmusicalness, and Wilmet had depended on school, the brothers on their choir-practice, so that the sound was like a new thing in the house; nor was any one prepared either for the superiority of Clement's playing, or for the exceeding beauty and sweetness of Lance's singing.

    The Pillars of the House, V1

  • a coming-to-be of unmusicalness and a passing-away of musicalness: but in fact ‘musicalness and unmusicalness’ are a property of the persistent identity, viz. man.

    On the Generation and Corruption

  • But the unmusicalness of New England, less marked now than formerly, is only a symbol, perhaps, ” grievous that it should be so! ” of the superior temperance of our race.

    A Study Of Hawthorne

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