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tuning fork

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
tuning forkˈtuning fork noun [countable]  tuning_fork.jpg APMa small U-shaped steel instrument that makes a particular musical note when you hit it
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tuning forkA gravitational wave at the natural frequency for longitudinal oscillations of the bar would set it ringing like a tuning fork.Didymograptus species of this type have a distinctive shape like a tuning fork.Delaney's bomb had shaken through the ship, vibrating the steel like a tuning fork.I trembled like a tuning fork, but my shoulder fakes absorbed the worst of the shaking.
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