tuning - Ologies & -Isms Definition
See also music.tonology the science of tones or of speech intonations, proceeding historically and comparatively. —tonological, adj. tonometer an instrument for determining the pitch of a tone, as a tuning fork or graduated set of tuning forks. —tonometric, adj. tonometry the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. —tonometrist, n. —tonometric, adj.
Variant of tune
- Obsolete a sound or tone
- a succession of musical tones forming a rhythmic, catchy whole; melody; air
- a musical setting of a hymn, psalm, poem, etc.
- the condition of having correct musical pitch, or of being in key; also, harmony; agreement; concord: now used chiefly in the phrases and : a violin that is in tune, a person out of tune with the times
Origin: ME, variant, variety of tone, tone
- to adjust (a musical instrument) to some standard of pitch; put in tune
- to adapt (music, the voice, etc.) to some pitch, tone, or mood
- to adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
- Now Rare to utter or express musically
- to adjust (a system, motor, etc.) to the proper or desired condition or performance
- to adjust (a radio or TV receiver) to a given frequency or channel
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.