de- + tune.
detune (third-person singular simple present detunes, present participle detuning, simple past and past participle detuned)
- (music) To intentionally lower or raise the pitch produced by a musical instrument. Often done to produce sounds not normally possible, or in the case of stringed instruments to reduce tension for the purposes of shipping or maintenance.
- Some avant-garde composers request that performers detune their instruments before playing.
- (electronics) To alter the capacitance of a circuit such that its resonant frequency differs from the incoming frequency.
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