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tuner

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Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːnə
 
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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 programme signal and supplying it to an audio amplifier.
1.4A person who tunes car engines or other machines.
Example sentences
  • Her dad, Dave James, was an engine tuner and she'd seen enough oily chains and carburettors at her home in Stockport to last her a lifetime.
  • Import restrictions and greater familiarity with Japanese engines has prompted American tuners to use the Honda VTEC powerplant though.
  • To my utter amazement, after discussing various engine tuners, Clive offered to ask John Oliver in person if he would do the refurbishment.

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