Pronunciation: (skôr"du-toor'u; It.skôr"dä-tOO'rä), [key]
—pl. -tu•rePronunciation: (-toor'ā; It.-tOO're), [key] -tu•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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