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tuner

Syllabification: tun·er
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞onər
 
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Definition of tuner in English:

noun

1A person who tunes musical instruments, especially pianos.
Example sentences
  • After graduating from the school for the blind, Zhang first tried to work at a local piano factory as a tuner but the long travelling time from his home to the factory forced him to drop the job.
  • The implication is that such fine tuning implies an intelligent tuner.
  • The night before the tuner was due to tune, I was out with friends in Shoreditch.
1.1An electronic device for tuning a guitar or other instrument.
Example sentences
  • The use of metronomes, electronic tuners or other mechanical devices will not be allowed during the contestant's performance.
  • A digital tuner is useful for teachers of certain instruments, and a tape recorder allows students to tape and listen to their own playing.
  • A built-in tuner allows for the precise tuning of instruments via the built-in microphone, or through an external microphone.
1.2An electronic device for varying the frequency to which a radio or television is tuned.
Example sentences
  • There are a number of products that employ unused FM radio frequencies to send music from your PC to any device with a radio tuner.
  • Most amps have a radio tuner built in, giving them that added functionality.
  • Remixing sometimes sounds like twiddling the radio tuner rapidly through different stations.
1.3A separate unit for detecting and preamplifying a program signal and supplying it to an audio amplifier.

Words that rhyme with tuner

crooner, harpooner, lacuna, lacunar, lampooner, Luna, lunar, mizuna, Oona, oppugner, Poona, pruner, puna, schooner, spooner, Tristan da Cunha, tuna, Una, vicuña, yokozuna

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