tuning ring

noun

: a ring resembling a washer that is placed on the tenon of a clarinet's barrel or joint to extend the tube slightly and lower its fundamental pitch
The use of tuning rings reduces the excessive flatting of the throat tones when the barrel is pulled.Selmer Bandwagon, 1957

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tuning ring was in 1957

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“Tuning ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuning%20ring. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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