Psychol. a disorder characterized by inability to recognize or reproduce musical sounds
Origin of amusiaModern Latin from Classical Greek amousos, unmusical from a-, without + mousa, music
- The inability to comprehend or respond to music.
From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀμουσία (amousia, “without harmony”), from ἄμουσος (amousos, “without song”). The Muses were nine daughters of Zeus and the goddesses of arts and sciences.