accordatura

noun
ac·​cor·​da·​tu·​ra | \ əˌkȯrdəˈtu̇rə, (ˌ)aˌk- \
plural -s

Definition of accordatura

: the tuning scheme of a stringed musical instrument g d′ a′ e″ is the usual accordatura of a violin

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First Known Use of accordatura

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accordatura

Italian, literally, act of tuning, from accordato (past participle of accordare to tune, accord, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin) + -ura -ure

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“Accordatura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accordatura. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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