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Singer in rehearsal, tone-deaf (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

alto

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Here is my best explanation:

'singer' is the definition.
(alto is a kind of singer)

'in rehearsal tone-deaf' is the subsidiary indication.
'in' indicates a hidden word.
'alto' can be found hidden inside 'rehearsal tone deaf'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for alto that I've seen before include "Singer", "Low female singing voice", "Adult male voice", "Highest male voice: lowest female voice", "Lowest female singing voice", "The highest adult male singing-voice", "Second of four parts (in singing)", "Kind of singing voice, male or female", "very high voice" and "Male singer".)

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