adv. unmelodiously, unmusically, inharmoniously; in a tuneless manner

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  • tunelessly — adv. Tunelessly is used with these verbs: ↑hum, ↑whistle …   Collocations dictionary

  • tunelessly — tuneless ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having a pleasing tune; unmelodious. DERIVATIVES tunelessly adverb tunelessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tunelessly — adverb in a tuneless fashion (Freq. 1) he whistled tunelessly • Derived from adjective: ↑tuneless …   Useful english dictionary

  • tunelessly — adverb see tuneless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tunelessly — See tuneless. * * * …   Universalium

  • tunelessly — adverb In a tuneless manner …   Wiktionary

  • tunelessly — See: tuneless …   English dictionary

  • tuneless — tunelessly, adv. /toohn lis, tyoohn /, adj. 1. unmelodious; unmusical. 2. making or giving no music; silent: In the corner stood a tuneless old piano. [1585 95; TUNE + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hum — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ faint, gentle, soft ▪ low ▪ high pitched ▪ constant, steady …   Collocations dictionary

  • tuneless — [[t]tju͟ːnləs, AM tu͟ːn [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Tuneless music and voices do not sound pleasant. Someone walked by, singing a tuneless song. Derived words: tunelessly ADV GRADED ADV after v My dad whistled tunelessly through his teeth …   English dictionary

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