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scordatura

[ skawr-duh-toor-uh; Italian skawr-dah-too-rah ]
/ 藢sk蓴r d蓹藞t蕣蓹r 蓹; Italian 藢sk蓴r d蓱藞tu r蓱 /
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noun, plural scor路da路tu路re [skawr-duh-toor-ey; Italian skawr-dah-too-re], /藢sk蓴r d蓹藞t蕣蓹r e瑟; Italian 藢sk蓴r d蓱藞tu r蓻/, scor路da路tu路ras.Music.
the tuning of a stringed instrument in other than the usual way to facilitate the playing of certain compositions.
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Origin of scordatura

First recorded in 1875鈥80; from Italian, equivalent to scordat(o), past participle of scordare 鈥渢o be out of tune鈥 (from Latin discord膩re; see discord) + -ura noun suffix
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