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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELL-TUNED

His ear was well-tuned, and his diction was elegant and copious.

The harmonies are more quickly grasped by the well-tuned ear.

At her departure her children wept, but Mr. Great-heart and Mr. Valiant played upon the well-tuned cymbal and harp for joy.

Everybody shall be like a well-tuned instrument, all sounding in accord, and never a semitone out of the way.

Patience and gravity of hearing, is an essential part of justice; and an overspeaking judge is no well-tuned cymbal.

Johnson immediately became92 shelved, and Junius 'shrunk up into little antithetic points and well-tuned sentences.

But Mr. Great-heart and Mr. Valiant played upon the well-tuned cymbal and harp for joy.

In the sound of the trumpet and on the well-tuned cymbals they praised God in Egypt as merrily as the Psalmist could wish.

"Alexandrina," he said, and his voice was well-tuned for the tender serious manner, had her ears been alive to such tuning.

From the studio and the adjoining salon arose a continual murmur of well-tuned voices.

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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