tone-deaf

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tone-deaf

unable to distinguish subtle differences in musical pitch
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Proper tone deafness can be tested for and if you remain concerned after making efforts to determine whether your daughter can distinguish musical notes, then a hearing test could be arranged.
Remote, ungrounded, it often reflects a lack of sophistication about journalism that is the flip side of the tone deafness of the marketers.
his tone deafness to theory; once he got the motor running smoothly he did not much care how or why" [p.
It's an overgeneralization but sometimes there seems to be a sort of tone deafness that sets in when public employees make decisions about how to spend the public's money.
In the latest example of stunning tone deafness among the corporate swells, high-flying financiers will use these plush new luxury jets, and the company is also building a fancy new hangar to house them.
We have decided to take action against political tone deafness.
In fact there are few people who cannot sing, and tone deafness is fairly rare.