accordatura

noun

ac·​cor·​da·​tu·​ra
əˌkȯrdəˈtu̇rə,
(ˌ)aˌk-
plural -s
: the tuning scheme of a stringed musical instrument
g d′ a′ e″ is the usual accordatura of a violin

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accordatura was in 1782

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“Accordatura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accordatura. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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