mistune

verb
mis·​tune | \ ˌmis-ˈtün How to pronounce mistune (audio) , -ˈtyün \
mistuned; mistuning

Definition of mistune

transitive verb

: to tune (something) incorrectly mistune a violin One of the cello's strings is subtly mistuned in this piece, which adds a kink to otherwise elegant, even noble, lines.— Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

First Known Use of mistune

circa 1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mistune was circa 1523

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“Mistune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistune. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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