mistune

verb
mis·tune | \ ˌmis-ˈtün , -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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