scordatura

noun

scor·​da·​tu·​ra
ˌskȯ(r)dəˈtu̇rə
plural scordature
-u̇rā
or scordaturas
: an unusual tuning of a stringed musical instrument for some special effect

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from scordato (past participle of scordare to be out of tune, from Latin discordare to disagree, be out of tune) + -ura -ure (from Latin)

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“Scordatura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scordatura. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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