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Posted by Smokey Stover on March 22, 2008 at 15:09:

In Reply to: Tin-eared posted by ESC on March 22, 2008 at 10:12:

: : Can anyone define "Tin-Eared"? Thanks in advance!

: tin ear (noun) 1935 -- a deafened or insensitive ear. (Merriam-Webster)

I have usually heard the phrase "have a tin ear" used to mean tone-deafness or insensitivity to music. "Don't you just love this song?" "I'm sorry, I have a tin ear."