untuned

untuned

[¦ən′tünd]
(electricity)
Not resonant at any of the frequencies being handled.
References in classic literature ?
The tinkle of more or less untuned cottage pianos floated out of open stern-ports till the gas-lamps began to twinkle in the streets, and the ship's night-watchman, coming sleepily on duty after his unsatisfactory day slumbers, hauled down the flags and fastened a lighted lantern at the break of the gangway.
Since no specific platform was identified in this work, the engine was operated in an untuned configuration with the understanding it could be tuned later for use on a specific platform.
The concert ended with Cornish composer Graham Fitkin's exhuberent piece, Metal, which features the striking of "untuned scaffolding" at the start.
Sheng and western instruments blearily remember a boozy night out, coalescing in tone and texture, there are lively incidents along the way, and an extended solo cadenza eventually finds the Sheng joined by ritualistic untuned drums, resonant of the composer's Korean homeland.
Ilocanos have a jolly caroling way called aginaldo blitz, in which a large singing troupe swiftly sweeps the barrio, leaving no home untuned nor door unknocked.
However, the reaction to the ad on social media has been mixed to say the least, with much of it being flatter that the notes on an untuned baby grand.
(Untuned percussive music is an obvious example.) To make the case, then, that deafness falls short by this standard, we would need to argue, first, that the appropriate category is "music," and, second, that the range of musical experiences accessible to the deaf is insufficiently valuable.
"The children learnt a series of songs and performed using both tuned and untuned instruments.
Named after a group of revolutionary socialist feminist Scousers, bIG fLAME's sound has been described as 'scratchy and untuned and stupidly loud.'.
The 2015 program also offered to supply a class set of untuned hand percussion musical instruments.
Surreal nature, untuned sounds, hybrid beings patched together out of cultural scraps and kitchen utensils: spaceflight takes Sun Ra to another world.
To illustrate the properties of device transmission, Figure 7 shows the MW electric field distributions (including the SMA connection interface) at the untuned LC state (biased voltage = 0 Vrms) for two passbands (2 GHz and 8 GHz) and one stopband (4.757 GHz).