false (adj.)
[of an instrument or voice] out of tune, discordant
AYL IV.iii.69[Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius] to make thee an instrument and play false strains upon thee
JC IV.iii.289[Lucius to Brutus, of his instrument] The strings ... are false
Ven.780[Adonis] my heart stands armed in mine ear, / And will not let a false sound enter there
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