Definition of tuning in English:

tuning

Line breaks: tun¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːnɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The action or process of tuning something: an electronic instrument requires no tuning
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    • The team from Nicholas and Co, of Malvern, completed the final tuning of the organ's 1,000 pipes, with the ‘tonal finishing’.
    • Bells, however, vibrate in different ways to stringed instruments and so require a different tuning treatment.
  • 1.1The extent to which a musical instrument, performance, or ensemble is in tune: at times the tuning is uncertain, and the solos often lack conviction
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    • In terms of tuning, the three sopranos have their work cut out for them - this is one of those works that is more difficult than it sounds.
    • When he let himself go after the interval, his tuning became much more secure.
  • 1.2A particular key or set of pitches to which an instrument, especially one with strings, is tuned: E-flat tuning
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    • Part of its effect comes from Gubaidulina's unusual tuning of the string orchestra: half the players tune a quarter-tone lower.
    • The two instruments are tuned a quarter-tone apart, and it's incredible how soon the ear becomes accustomed to the strangeness of this tuning.
  • 1.3The facility on a radio allowing for the reception of different stations, frequencies, or wavelengths: he fiddled with the tuning
  • 1.4 Electronics The variation of the resonant frequency of an oscillatory circuit.

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