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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TUNING

Eugen was tuning his violin, when a touch on the shoulder roused me.

Already the theatre was full and the orchestra was tuning up.

Then the tuning coil is adjusted until the signals are loudest.

Later, a G was added above and below, and the tuning was that at b.

He had received 100 dollars for tuning the organ at the Cathedral.

In front of the stage the orchestra was tuning its instruments.

It is only Hund, tuning his violin, because they have all done supper.

The blackbirds out in the orchard were tuning up for evening.

We ourselves by the tuning of our own thoughts determine which it shall accomplish.

The crickets in the corn-field were tuning their wings for their habitual evening concert.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.