Usage examples for tuning

  1. Already the sound of a violin in process of tuning rang cheerfully through the open. – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  2. You look ill, Nera said, tuning her voice to a tone of tender pity; you have grown older too since I last saw you. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  3. I see them still: Gordon and 'Tino seated on a mat; Celeste and her children; Mario with his violin; Maggie; Patrick at the feet of Suzanne; Alix seated and tuning her harp; papa at her side; and M. Carpentier and I seated on the bench nearest the musicians. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  4. Then from the gallery above, all at once there came a murmur of instruments tuning together; a voice in the corridor was heard calling, " Way here, way here!" – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  5. To them, too, the tuning of the musicians' fiddles sent a thrill of joy expectant to their little souls. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  6. The musicians in the balcony overhead were tuning up. – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  7. The tuning has not driven that away. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  8. Again, though " Music" in genere, as the schoolmen said, has only nine columns, " Temperament and Tuning," has eight, and " Chord" alone has two. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  9. Tuning any of the vehicle receivers to that particular transmitter frequency was a simple matter. – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  10. The involuntary jerking of the head on bringing the prongs of a vibrating tuning fork in contact with the end of the nose is also a reflex action which can be studied to advantage. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  11. From within came the sound of a violin tuning. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  12. And when the superintendent stood up to rap the school to order for the close of the session, and line out one of Watts's sober hymns, there was a pleasant flutter of getting ready, and the smart young man of the neighborhood took his tuning- fork from his vest pocket to hit against his teeth so he could set the tune. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  13. The audience had taken their seats, the orchestra ceased tuning their instruments, the singers were in readiness, and the committee of arrangements had gone down to the street- door to await Haydn's arrival. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  14. He was tuning into Mo's way of inhabiting her space, her large eyes, quiet, cat- like. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  15. Malcolm's harp was quickly brought, having been slung in its case to the saddle of Halbert's horse; and as he had used it to beguile the last evening's halt, it did not need much tuning. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. And you won't have any time for technique, the next event will be tuning up before you've got to the end of the last. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  17. Tuesday I took her across to Cape Cod, tuning her up, and into Provincetown that night. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  18. It is not extravagant to affirm that when act or thought reaches the beautiful, it resounds through the whole being, tuning it like a high strain of sweetest music. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert