tuner

noun
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 That lead to her own business as a professional tuner. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A surprise win brings this Republican with an eclectic resume to the Salt Lake County Council," 21 Dec. 2020 Unemployed and unsure of what to do next, Stringham said she was randomly offered an apprenticeship after a piano tuner was impressed by her sense of pitch. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A surprise win brings this Republican with an eclectic resume to the Salt Lake County Council," 21 Dec. 2020 The Bowtie is in talks to partner with GM specialist tuner Lingenfelter on installations. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, "This Week in Cars: VW and Greece Partner on an Island, Golf R Rolls Out, More," 7 Nov. 2020 Hennessey has long been known as a tuner—one with a reputation for extravagant claims in the past—but the Venom F5 marks its effective debut as a manufacturer in its own right. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "1817-HP Hennessey Venom F5 Revealed, Claims 311-MPH Top Speed," 15 Dec. 2020 Initially, the signals will be available over the air, picked up by antenna and handled by a NextGen TV tuner within newer televisions. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Black Friday or holiday TV purchase in your future? Could NextGen TV be in your future?," 19 Nov. 2020 The old rabbit ears of yore have been replaced by newer, more powerful antennas that plug into the power outlet and usually come with a portable tuner for a way stronger signal reception. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Cut the cord for $10 monthly, but what's the catch?," 31 Oct. 2020 But he was chiefly known as the personal tuner for the famously eccentric virtuoso Glenn Gould, whose pianos Mr. Edquist nurtured from the 1960s to the early ’80s, making exacting adjustments that shaped the sounds heard on Gould’s recordings. James Barron, New York Times, "Verne Edquist, Virtuoso Piano Tuner, Is Dead at 89," 1 Oct. 2020 Tuning pianos is a subtle art, but there was nothing subtle about how Mr. Edquist became Gould’s tuner. James Barron, New York Times, "Verne Edquist, Virtuoso Piano Tuner, Is Dead at 89," 1 Oct. 2020

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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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7 Feb 2021

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“Tuner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuner. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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tuner

noun

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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