Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 06/18/20 Scordatura

Scordatura (noun)
scordatura [ skawr-duh-too r-uh; Italian skawr-dah-too-rah ]


noun, plural scor·da·tu·re [skawr-duh-too r-ey; Italian skawr-dah-too-re] , scor·da·tu·ras. Music.
1. the tuning of a stringed instrument in other than the usual way to facilitate the playing of certain compositions.

Origin: 1875–80; < Italian, equivalent to scordat(o), past participle of scordare to be out of tune (< Latin discordāre; see discord) + -ura noun suffix

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