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tun·ing fork(to͞o′nĭng, tyo͞o′-)
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.
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(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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||tuning 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
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n (Mus) → Stimmgabel f
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tuning forkn → diapason m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
tuning forkn diapasón m
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