tun·​er | \ ˈtü-nər How to pronounce tuner (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tuner

1 : one that tunes a piano tuner
2 : something used for tuning specifically : the part of a receiving set that converts radio signals into audio or video signals

Examples of tuner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the left, a long workbench populated by a drill press, sander, practice amp, screwdrivers, soldering iron, vices and archaic strobe tuner. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "An Alabama guitar craftsman’s next chapter," 17 Jan. 2020 Yes, here's a Volvo that is a plug-in hybrid, a high-performance sport-ute, and an everyday compact luxury crossover rolled into one by the automaker's in-house tuner, Polestar. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered Is as Quirky as It Is Handsome," 9 Jan. 2020 But less than half of Chicago-area TV sets had UHF tuners by the time the WFLD deal took effect in 1968. George Castle, chicagotribune.com, "WGN dignitaries called North Shore home during 72-year run of baseball coverage," 19 Sep. 2019 Unlike those who can barely hold a tune whilst whistling, Lomax hits every note precisely, even going so far as to practice with a frequency tuner to ensure accurate pitch. Wired, "How to Be a Master Whistle Blower," 14 Nov. 2019 But to pass audio from a TV tuner or pass it through from a device attached to the TV to an A/V receiver, HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 use ARC (Audio Return Channel), which is limited to two channels of 44.1Hz/16-bit uncompressed audio. Jon L. Jacobi, PCWorld, "HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?," 13 Nov. 2019 The narrator has published three novels, all of which revolve around disappearance: a piano tuner whose lover has gone missing, a ballerina who lost a leg, a boy whose chromosomes are being destroyed by a disease. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "How “The Memory Police” Makes You See," 6 Nov. 2019 So Nicolás lobbied in Congress to require that all TVs offer both tuners. Los Angeles Times, "Emilio Nicolas Sr., Spanish-language media trailblazer who gave us Univision, dies," 23 Oct. 2019 Here, Tyburski discusses the origins of his house-tuner character, his fascination with sound, and his love of prewar apartments. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Fact or Fiction? How ‘House Tuners’ Fix the Emotional Resonance of Homes," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tuner

circa 1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tuner

tune entry 2 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of tuner was circa 1801

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28 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Tuner.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuner. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tuner

: a person who tunes musical instruments
: an electronic device that changes radio signals into sounds or images

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