the inability to produce or comprehend music or musical sounds.
amusia, or loss of the musical faculty, may occur in association with or independent of aphasia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various
the inability to distinguish differences in musical pitch; tone deafness
amusia a·mu·si·a (ə-myōō’zē-ə, -zhə)
Loss or impairment of the ability to produce or comprehend music or musical tones.
pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker. causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke. to hold the attention of (someone) pleasantly; entertain or divert in an enjoyable or cheerful manner: She amused the guests with witty conversation. to cause mirth, laughter, or the like, in: The comedian amused the audience with a steady […]
pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker. causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke. Contemporary Examples The choice of the van, traditionally considered a vehicle for trapping women, amusingly turns the convention on its head. Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’ Jimmy So April 2, 2014 Though, amusingly, not […]
; entertaining. Historical Examples It is a mere bagatelle, and as an amusive trifle may not be unacceptable. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Various
an organization of U.S. veterans of World War II and more recent wars, founded in 1944. Contemporary Examples In addition to her position with AMVETS, she’s secretary at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. The Woman Who Shamed Obama Benjamin Sarlin September 20, 2010