- v. music To intentionally lower or raise the pitch produced by a musical instrument. Often done to produce sounds not normally possible, or in the case of stringed instruments to reduce tension for the purposes of shipping or maintenance.
- v. electronics To alter the capacitance of a circuit such that its resonant frequency differs from the incoming frequency.
- de- + tune. (Wiktionary)
“Technology can detune us from the rest of the natural world.”
“With the EBow we have to find the best place to put it and we used that as a sound we could detune to other notes.”
“So many ways to detune, though, to get the best out of it, I don't know if the average synth nut would have the know-how to harmonize with such a beast.”
“Maybe I'll switch to playing marimba: it's hard to detune a bar of brass with a padded mallet, and I've got the space now in the house.”
“He began to detune the banjo, taking the tension off the remaining strings.”
“Rom lasers, warp-accelerated into the delta frequencies, stabbed up, to detune against shields.”
“He set up a circuit mask that would detune his awareness of her physical features and prevent him from re - acting to them, but there was no simple way to do the same for his emotion.”
“No sensible engine detune, not even chassis changes to slow and stabilise the handling.”
“Much of his appeal is down to his ability not only to play the instrument, but to detune and retune it while playing, and to hit different parts of the guitar's body to produce the sounds of a percussion section.”
“I thought ol' rupie said he was going to detune his attack dogs somewhat.”
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