plural scordature
or scordaturas
: an unusual tuning of a stringed musical instrument for some special effect

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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