Type: Term Definitions: 1. a steel or magnesium-alloy instrument roughly resembling a two-tine fork; the vibrations of the tines, when struck, produce a pure tone and overtones; used to test hearing and vibratory sensation.
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[n] - a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck
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A metal fork with two prongs that tend to vibrate and put out a fairly pure tone of one frequency.
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Tuningfork photograph courtesy of Indigo® Instruments.A small two-pronged steel instrument which when struck produces a fixed tone.
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<instrument> A steel or magnesium-alloy instrument roughly resembling a two-pronged fork, the vibrations of the prongs of which, when struck, give a musical note of restricted band width; used to test the hearing and vibratory sensation. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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noun a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments
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narrow, two-pronged steel bar that when tuned to a specific musical pitch retains its tuning almost indefinitely. It was apparently invented by ... [5 related articles]
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A tuning fork is an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal (usually steel). It resonates at a specific constant pitch when set vibrating by striking it against a surface or with an object, and emits a pure musical ton...
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tuning fork, steel instrument in the shape of a U with a short handle. When struck it produces an almost pure tone, retaining its pitch over a long period of time; thus it is a valuable aid in tuning musical instruments. It was invented in 1711 by John Shore, who jokingly called it a pitchfork.
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A tuning-fork is a small percussion instrument of definite and permanent pitch, which is used to indicate the correct pitch of some particular note in the musical scale. It consists of two vibrating steel prongs, which spring from a tapered base.
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1) It gives off good vibes 2) Item in a musician
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