accordatura

[ uh-kawr-duh-toor-uh; Italian ahk-kawr-dah-too-rah ]
/ əˌkɔr dəˈtʊər ə; Italian ɑkˌkɔr dɑˈtu rɑ /

noun, plural ac·cor·da·tu·ras, ac·cor·da·tu·re [Italian ahk-kawr-dah-too-re]. /Italian ɑkˌkɔr dɑˈtu rɛ/. Music.

the notes to which a stringed instrument is tuned.

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Origin of accordatura

<Italian: literally, a tuning, equivalent to accordat(o) (past participle of accordare<Vulgar Latin *accordāre;see accord) + -ūra-ure
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