Word of the Week: insipid (ĭn-SĬP-ĭd)


(Adjective) Wanting the qualities which excite interest or emotion; uninteresting, lifeless, dull, flat.

In Context

“Like some other theorists such as Schoenberg, Henry saw that music history’s forward march had brought more and more overtones into use, causing composers to regard earlier, simpler overtone ratios as insipid and dull.”

Joel Sachs, Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music, 2012.