from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. 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. To alter the capacitance of a circuit such that its resonant frequency differs from the incoming frequency.


de- +‎ tune. (Wiktionary)



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