- 1The action or process of tuning something: an electronic instrument requires no tuningMore example sentences
- 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 convictionMore example sentences
- 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 tuningMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of tuningDefinition of tuning in:
- The US English dictionary