scordatura

noun
scor·​da·​tu·​ra | \ ˌskȯ(r)dəˈtu̇rə \
plural scordature\ -​u̇rā \ or scordaturas

Definition of scordatura

: an unusual tuning of a stringed musical instrument for some special effect

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History and Etymology for scordatura

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 18 Oct. 2021.

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