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tun·ing fork

(to͞o′nĭng, tyo͞o′-)
n.
A small two-pronged metal device that when struck produces a sound of fixed pitch that is used as a reference, as in tuning musical instruments.

tuning fork

n
(Music, other) a two-pronged metal fork that when struck produces a pure note of constant specified pitch. It is used to tune musical instruments and in acoustics

tun′ing fork`


n.
a steel instrument consisting of a stem with two prongs, producing a musical tone of definite, constant pitch when struck, and serving as a standard for tuning musical instruments, making acoustical experiments, and the like.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuning fork - a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when strucktuning fork - a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Translations

tuning fork

n (Mus) → Stimmgabel f

tuning fork

ndiapason m inv

tuning fork

n diapasón m
References in classic literature ?
But this fact that an electro-magnet would set a tuning-fork humming was new to Bell and very attractive.
He brought Bell to his house and showed him what Helmholtz had done--how he had kept tuning-forks in vibration by the power of electro-magnets, and blended the tones of several tuning-forks together to produce the complex quality of the human voice.
Pickering is seated at the table, putting down some cards and a tuning-fork which he has been using.
In this corner stands a flat writing-table, on which are a phonograph, a laryngoscope, a row of tiny organ pipes with a bellows, a set of lamp chimneys for singing flames with burners attached to a gas plug in the wall by an indiarubber tube, several tuning-forks of different sizes, a life-size image of half a human head, showing in section the vocal organs, and a box containing a supply of wax cylinders for the phonograph.
The sky was of the deepest blue, with a few white, fleecy clouds drifting lazily across it, and the air was filled with the low drone of insects or with a sudden sharper note as bee or bluefly shot past with its quivering, long-drawn hum, like an insect tuning-fork.
It was like that of a tuning-fork or the tongue of a jew's-harp.
And then of a sudden I saw Raffles on my right striking with his torch; a face flew out of the darkness to meet the thick glass bulb with the glowing wire enclosed; it was the face of the boy Olphert, with his enviable moustache, but it vanished with the crash of glass, and the naked wire thickened to the eye like a tuning-fork struck red-hot.
768kHz tuning-fork quartz crystals in a wide range of small through-hole (tubular, VT), plastic-molded (SSP) and tiny ceramic (SCX) SMD packages down a size of 1.
According to proponents of tuning-fork sound therapy, an organ or chakra that is not operating at maximum capacity will entrain to the frequency of a vibrating tuning fork and come back into alignment.
Either we have lost the art of writing great pop songs, or those who actually write, and indeed vote for these songs at source, are as tone deaf as a duff tuning-fork.
Consequently, the computed tuning-fork speed, [[upsilon].
On tuning-fork testing, bone conduction was greater than air conduction bilaterally.