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piano tuner

a person who tunes pianos and sometimes other keyboard instruments.
Origin of piano tuner
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Left to himself Trent called to mind the actions of a piano tuner.

  • But, there we were, on our way to be married, and he looked as sentimental as a piano tuner.

    Affinities and Other Stories Mary Roberts Rinehard
  • I thought offhand the piano tuner sounded a bit more domestic.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • In many of the cheaper pianos of this day, the lack of this essential manifests itself in an annoying degree to the piano tuner.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • The piano tuner who knows nothing of regulating and repairing will miss many an opportunity to earn extra money.

    Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
  • The piano in the chapel proving out of order, the elevator man proved to have been a piano tuner.

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Every man—even a piano tuner—thinks his business leads him a dog's life, and that it shows him only the seamy side of the world.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • Faulkners butler was an amiable creature and inclined to associate with a piano tuner on equal terms.

  • If the family cow becomes locoed or shows an unusual result in her milk product, should one consult a piano tuner?

    Farm Boys and Girls

    William Arch McKeever
  • Someone suggested that Gus Lyons, the machinist and piano tuner, could repair the spring, which he did after several hours work.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field

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