mistune

verb mis·tune \ ˌmis-ˈtün , -ˈtyün \

Definition of mistune

mistuned; mistuning
: 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

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