tuning fork


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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
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