tuning fork

noun
|Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of tuning fork

: a 2-pronged metal implement that gives a fixed tone when struck and is useful for tuning musical instruments and ascertaining standard pitch

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First Known Use of tuning fork

1799

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TUNING FORK Defined for English Language Learners

tuning fork

Definition of tuning fork for English Language Learners

  • : a metal device that has two long points, that produces a particular note when it is hit, and that is used to tune musical instruments


TUNING FORK Defined for Kids

tuning fork

noun

Definition of tuning fork for Students

: a metal instrument that gives a fixed tone when struck and is useful for tuning musical instruments

Medical Dictionary

tuning fork

noun tun·ing fork \ ˈt(y)ün-iŋ- \

medical Definition of tuning fork

: a 2-pronged metal implement that gives a fixed tone when struck

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