Meaning of “tone-deaf” in the English Dictionary

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"tone-deaf" in British English

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tone-deafadjective

uk /ˌtəʊnˈdef/ us /ˌtoʊnˈdef/

Someone who is tone-deaf is not able to recognize different notes or sing tunes accurately.

(Definition of “tone-deaf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tone-deaf" in American English

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tone-deafadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈtoʊn ˌdef/

not able to recognize different notes or sing tunes accurately

(Definition of “tone-deaf” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)