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tune

 (to͞on, tyo͞on)
n.
1. Music
a. A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one.
b. A song.
c. The state of being in correct pitch: sang out of tune; played in tune with the piano.
d. Obsolete A musical tone.
2.
a. Concord or agreement; harmony: in tune with the times.
b. Archaic Frame of mind; disposition.
3. Electronics Adjustment of a receiver or circuit for maximum response to a given signal or frequency.
v. tuned, tun·ing, tunes
v.tr.
1.
a. Music To put into proper pitch: tuned the violin.
b. Archaic To utter musically; sing.
2. To adjust or adopt in order to meet specific requirements or conditions, especially:
a. To adjust (an electronic receiver) to a desired frequency.
b. To adjust (an electronic circuit) so as to make it resonant with a given input signal.
c. To adjust (an engine, for example) for maximum usability or performance.
d. To adjust the wavelength output of (a laser).
v.intr.
To become attuned.
Phrasal Verbs:
tune in
1. Electronics To adjust a receiver to receive signals at a particular frequency or a particular program.
2. Slang To make or become aware or responsive: "Nobody tunes in to what anybody else is saying" (Bruce Allen).
tune out
1. Electronics To adjust a receiver so as not to receive a particular signal.
2. Slang
a. To disassociate oneself from one's environment: "The average reader, used to seeing the world in three-dimensional color, tunes out" (Carlin Romano).
b. To become unresponsive to; ignore: tuned out the children's screaming.
tune up
1. Music To adjust an instrument to a desired pitch or key.
2. To adjust a machine so as to put it into proper condition.
3. To prepare for a specified activity.
Idiom:
to the tune of
To the sum or extent of: produced profits to the tune of $10 million.

[Middle English, variant of tone, tone; see tone.]

tun′a·ble, tune′a·ble adj.
tun′a·bly, tune′a·bly adv.

tune

(tjuːn)
n
1. (Music, other) a melody, esp one for which harmony is not essential
2. (Music, other) the most important part in a musical texture: the cello has the tune at that point.
3. (Music, other) the condition of producing accurately pitched notes, intervals, etc (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune): he can't sing in tune.
4. (Music, other) accurate correspondence of pitch and intonation between instruments (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune): the violin is not in tune with the piano.
5. (Electronics) the correct adjustment of a radio, television, or some other electronic circuit with respect to the required frequency (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune)
6. a frame of mind; disposition or mood
7. (Music, other) obsolete a musical sound; note
8. call the tune to be in control of the proceedings
9. change one's tune sing another tune sing another a different tune to alter one's attitude or tone of speech
10. to the tune of informal to the amount or extent of: costs to the tune of a hundred pounds.
vb
11. (Music, other) to adjust (a musical instrument or a changeable part of one) to a certain pitch
12. (Music, other) to adjust (a note, etc) so as to bring it into harmony or concord
13. (tr) to adapt or adjust (oneself); attune: to tune oneself to a slower life.
14. (Automotive Engineering) (often foll by: up) to make fine adjustments to (an engine, machine, etc) to obtain optimum performance
15. (Electronics) electronics to adjust (one or more circuits) for resonance at a desired frequency
16. (Music, other) obsolete to utter (something) musically or in the form of a melody; sing
17. tune someone grief slang South African to annoy or harass someone
[C14: variant of tone]

tune

(tun, tyun)

n., v. tuned, tun•ing. n.
1. a succession of musical sounds forming an air or melody.
2. the state of being in the proper pitch: to be in tune.
3. agreement in pitch; unison; harmony.
4. proper adjustment, as of radio instruments or circuits with respect to frequency.
5. harmonious relationship; accord; agreement.
v.t.
6. to adjust (a musical instrument) to a correct or given standard of pitch (often fol. by up).
7. to bring (someone or something) into harmony or agreement.
8. to adjust (a motor, mechanism, or the like) for proper functioning.
9. to adjust (a radio or television) so as to receive signals from a particular transmitting station.
10. to put into or cause to be in a receptive condition, mood, etc.
v.i.
11. to be in harmony or accord; become responsive.
12. tune in, to adjust a radio or television so as to receive (signals, a particular station, etc.).
13. tune out,
a. to adjust a radio or television so as to avoid (static, interference, etc.).
b. Slang. to stop paying attention to.
14. tune up,
a. to cause a group of musical instruments to be brought to the same pitch.
b. to bring into proper operating order, as a motor.
Idioms:
1. change one's tune, to reverse one's opinions; change one's mind.
2. sing or whistle a different tune, to contradict one's previous opinions in response to changes in one's circumstances.
3. to the tune of, in the amount of; for the cost of.
[1350–1400; Middle English (n.); unexplained variant of tone]

tune

  • accordion, concertina - Accordion derives from Italian accordare, "to tune," and both it and the concertina operate on the same basic principle; however, the accordion has a pianolike keyboard and is rectangular and bulky, while the concertina has buttons in headboards and is hexagonal and more portable.
  • carol - A term which originally referred to a non-religious ring dance accompanied by singing. Eventually it came to mean a merry song with a tune that could be danced to. The Italian friars who lived with St. Francis of Assisi were the first to compose Christmas carols, c. 1410.
  • lilt - Comes from a word meaning "pipe," and the noun originally meant "song, tune."
  • perseveration - The recurrence of a tune or thought in the mind.

tune


Past participle: tuned
Gerund: tuning

Imperative
tune
tune
Present
I tune
you tune
he/she/it tunes
we tune
you tune
they tune
Preterite
I tuned
you tuned
he/she/it tuned
we tuned
you tuned
they tuned
Present Continuous
I am tuning
you are tuning
he/she/it is tuning
we are tuning
you are tuning
they are tuning
Present Perfect
I have tuned
you have tuned
he/she/it has tuned
we have tuned
you have tuned
they have tuned
Past Continuous
I was tuning
you were tuning
he/she/it was tuning
we were tuning
you were tuning
they were tuning
Past Perfect
I had tuned
you had tuned
he/she/it had tuned
we had tuned
you had tuned
they had tuned
Future
I will tune
you will tune
he/she/it will tune
we will tune
you will tune
they will tune
Future Perfect
I will have tuned
you will have tuned
he/she/it will have tuned
we will have tuned
you will have tuned
they will have tuned
Future Continuous
I will be tuning
you will be tuning
he/she/it will be tuning
we will be tuning
you will be tuning
they will be tuning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tuning
you have been tuning
he/she/it has been tuning
we have been tuning
you have been tuning
they have been tuning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tuning
you will have been tuning
he/she/it will have been tuning
we will have been tuning
you will have been tuning
they will have been tuning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tuning
you had been tuning
he/she/it had been tuning
we had been tuning
you had been tuning
they had been tuning
Conditional
I would tune
you would tune
he/she/it would tune
we would tune
you would tune
they would tune
Past Conditional
I would have tuned
you would have tuned
he/she/it would have tuned
we would have tuned
you would have tuned
they would have tuned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tune - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequencetune - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
tucket, fanfare, flourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
glissando - a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
roulade - (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
leitmotif, leitmotiv - a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
theme song - a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
signature tune, theme song, signature - a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
melodic theme, musical theme, theme, idea - (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
musical phrase, phrase - a short musical passage
2.tune - the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitchtune - the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune"
pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
3.tune - the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequencytune - the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
modification, adjustment, alteration - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
Verb1.tune - adjust for (better) functioningtune - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
fine-tune, tweak - adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"
service - make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the washing machine needs to be serviced"
tune in - regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program
2.tune - adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs to be tuned"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
untune - cause to be out of tune; "Don't untune that string!"

tune

noun
1. melody, air, song, theme, strain(s), motif, jingle, ditty, melody line She was humming a merry little tune.
2. harmony, pitch, euphony It was an ordinary voice, but he sang in tune.
verb
1. tune up, adjust, bring into harmony They were quietly tuning their instruments.
2. regulate, adapt, modulate, harmonize, attune, pitch He will rapidly be tuned to the keynote of his new associates.
change your tune change your attitude, reconsider, think again, change your mind, have a change of heart, take a different tack, do an about-face He changed his tune, saying that the increase was experimental.
in tune with something in accord, in line, in keeping, harmonious, in concert, in agreement, in step, consonant, in sympathy His change of direction seems more in tune with the times.
out of tune with something at odds (informal), out of step, at variance, in disagreement, not in harmony, out of kilter The campaigners were out of tune with most ordinary people.

tune

noun
1. A pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit:
Obsolete: note.
2. Pleasing agreement, as of musical sounds:
Music: consonance.
verb
1. Archaic. To utter words or sounds in musical tones:
3. To alter for proper functioning.Also used with up:
Music: attune.
Translations
لـَحْننَغَم، لَحْنيَضْبُط أوتار الآلَهيَضْبُط الآلَه أو الماكِنَهيَضْبُط الراديو
laditmelodienaladitpísničkaseřídit
indstillejusteremelodisangstemme
sävelmä
melodija
beszabályozfelhangolhangol
lagstillastilla á
곡조
derinti instrumentusderintojasį tonąišsiderinęskitaip užgiedoti
melodijanoregulētnoskaņotuzskaņot
naladiť
melodijanaravnatinaravnati nauglasiti
melodi
ทำนอง
melodinağmeakort yapmak/etmekayar yapmakayarlamak
giai điệu

tune

[tjuːn]
A. N
1. (= melody) → melodía f; (= piece) → tema m; (= song) → canción f
can you remember the tune?¿te acuerdas de la melodía or la música?
the cello has the tune at that pointel chelo lleva la melodía en esa parte
it hasn't got much tuneno es muy melódico, no tiene mucha melodía
dance tunecanción f bailable
come on, give us a tune! (= sing) → ¡vamos, cántanos algo!
he gave us a tune on the pianonos tocó un tema al piano
to hum a tunetararear una melodía/canción
to the tune of sth (lit) (sung) to the tune of Rule Britanniacon la música de Rule Britannia (fig) repairs to the tune of £300arreglos por la bonita suma de 300 libras
he was in debt to the tune of £4,000tenía deudas que llegaban a 4.000 libras
to call the tunellevar la voz cantante
to change one's tunecambiar de parecer
to sing another or a different tunebailar a un son distinto
the same old tune: I'm bored with politicians singing the same old tuneestoy harto de oír a los políticos siempre hablar de lo mismo
see also dance C
see also piper, signature
2. (= accurate pitch)
to be in tune [instrument] → estar afinado
he can't sing in tuneno sabe cantar sin desafinar, no sabe cantar afinado
to be out of tune [instrument] → estar desafinado
to go out of tunedesafinar
to sing out of tunecantar desafinado, desafinar
to be in/out of tune with sth/sb he is in/out of tune with the peoplesintoniza con/está desconectado con el pueblo
his ideas were in/out of tune with the spirit of his agesus ideas estaban a tono/desentonaban con el espíritu de su época
B. VT
1. (Mus) [+ piano, guitar] → afinar
2. (Mech) [+ engine, machine] → poner a punto, afinar
3. (TV, Rad) → sintonizar
you are tuned (in) toestá usted sintonizando (la cadena) ...
stay tuned to this station for a further announcementsigan en sintonía con esta emisora para escuchar otro anuncio
C. VI (TV, Rad) to tune to sth (to programme, channel) → sintonizar algo
tune in
A. VI + ADV (Rad, TV) → sintonizar
tune in again tomorrowsintonice con nosotros mañana
to tune in to sth (Rad, TV) → sintonizar (con) algo (fig) (to needs, feelings) → conectar con algo
B. VT + ADV
1. (Rad, TV) you are tuned in toestá usted sintonizando (la cadena) ...
2. (fig) to be tuned in to sth (to new developments) → estar al corriente de algo; (to sb's feelings) → estar conectado con algo
tune out
A. VI + ADV (US)
1. (lit) → desconectar la televisión/radio
2. (fig) → desconectar, desconectarse
he tuned out of the conversation(se) desconectó de la conversación
B. VT + ADV
1. (Rad, TV) → dejar de sintonizar
2. (fig) [+ distractions, noises] → desconectar de, desconectarse de
she yelled constantly so I learned to tune her outgritaba constantemente, así es que aprendí a desconectar
tune up
A. VT + ADV
1. (Mus) → afinar
2. (Aut) → poner a punto, afinar
B. VI + ADV (Mus) → afinar

tune

[ˈtjuːn]
n
(= melody) → air m
to change one's tune → changer de couplet
(= correct pitch) to be in tune [instrument] → être accordé(e); [singer] → chanter juste
to be out of tune [instrument] → être désaccordé(e); [singer] → chanter faux
to go out of tune [instrument] → se désaccorder
to play in tune → jouer juste
to sing in tune → chanter juste
to sing out of tune → chanter faux
to be in tune with sth (fig)être en accord avec qch
to be out of tune with sth (fig)être en désaccord avec qch
(= amount) to be in debt to the tune of £10,000 → être endetté(e) à hauteur de 10.000 livres
She was robbed to the tune of £10,000 → On lui a volé la jolie somme de 10 000 livres.
vt
(MUSIC)accorder
[+ radio, TV] to tune a radio to a station → mettre la radio sur une station, caler la radio sur une station
to be tuned to a station [radio] → être mis(e) sur une station, être calé(e) sur une station
to tune a TV to a channel → mettre une télévision sur une chaîne
To watch videos, tune the TV to Channel 0 → Pour regarder des films, mettez la télévision sur la chaîne 0.
The TV was tuned to a soap opera → La télévision était mise sur un soap.
[+ engine, car] → régler
tune in
vi (on TV, radio) (= watch, listen) → allumer son poste
Tune in next week to hear how → Dans l'émission de la semaine prochaine, vous apprendrez comment ...
to tune in to sth [+ radio programme] → se caler sur qch; [+ TV programme] → mettre
Millions of people regularly tune in to her chat show
BUT Des millions de personnes regardent régulièrement son émission.
tune to
vt fus (= select) [+ radio programme] → se caler sur; [+ TV programme] → mettre
to tune to a channel → mettre une chaîne
to tune to a programme → mettre une émission
tune up
vi [musician] → accorder son instrument; [musicians, orchestra] → accorder leurs instruments

tune

n
(= melody)Melodie f; sung to the tune of …gesungen nach der Melodie (von) …; there’s not much tune to itdas ist or klingt nicht sehr melodisch; give us a tune!spiel uns was vor!; to change one’s tune (fig)seine Meinung ändern; to dance to somebody’s tune (fig)nach jds Pfeife tanzen; to call the tune (fig)den Ton angeben; to the tune of £100in Höhe von £ 100
(= pitch) to sing in tune/out of tunerichtig/falsch singen; the piano is out of tunedas Klavier ist verstimmt; to go out of tune (instrument) → sich verstimmen; (singer) → anfangen, falsch zu singen; the piano is not in tune with the flutedas Klavier und die Flöte sind nicht gleich gestimmt; to be in/out of tune with somebody/something (fig)mit jdm/etw harmonieren/nicht harmonieren, mit jdm/etw in Einklang/nicht in Einklang stehen; he’s a successful teacher because he’s in tune with young peopleer ist ein erfolgreicher Lehrer, weil er auf der gleichen Wellenlänge mit den Jugendlichen ist (inf); he felt out of tune with his new environmenter fühlte sich in seiner neuen Umgebung fehl am Platze
(Aut) the carburettor is out of tuneder Vergaser ist falsch eingestellt
vt
(Mus) instrumentstimmen
(Rad, TV) → einstellen; you are tuned to the BBC World ServiceSie hören den or hier ist der BBC World Service
(Aut) engine, carburettoreinstellen

tune

[tjuːn]
1. n
a. (melody) → melodia, aria
he gave us a tune → ci ha suonato qualcosa
to change one's tune (fig) → cambiare tono
to the tune of (fig) (amount) → per la modesta somma di
b. in tune (instrument) → accordato/a; (person) → intonato/a
out of tune (instrument) → scordato/a (person) → stonato/a
to sing in tune → cantare senza stonare
to sing out of tune → stonare
in tune with (fig) → in accordo con
2. vt (Mus) → accordare (Aut) (engine) → mettere a punto (Radio, TV) → regolare
3. vi (Mus) (also tune up) → accordare lo strumento
tune in vi + adv (Radio, TV) to tune in (to)sintonizzarsi (su)

tune

(tjuːn) noun
musical notes put together in a particular (melodic and pleasing) order; a melody. He played a tune on the violin.
verb
1. to adjust (a musical instrument, or its strings etc) to the correct pitch. The orchestra tuned their instruments.
2. to adjust a radio so that it receives a particular station. The radio was tuned to a German station.
3. to adjust (an engine etc) so that it runs well.
ˈtuneful adjective
having a good, clear, pleasant etc tune. That song is very tuneful.
ˈtunefully adverb
ˈtunefulness noun
ˈtuneless adjective
without a good etc tune; unmusical. The child was singing in a tuneless voice.
ˈtunelessly adverb
ˈtunelessness noun
ˈtuner noun
1. (also piˈano-tuner) a person whose profession is tuning pianos.
2. the dial on a radio etc used to tune in to the different stations.
3. a radio which is part of a stereo system.
change one's tune
to change one's attitude, opinions etc.
in tune
1. (of a musical instrument) having been adjusted so as to give the correct pitches. Is the violin in tune with the piano?
2. (of a person's singing voice) at the same pitch as that of other voices or instruments. Someone in the choir isn't (singing) in tune.
out of tune
not in tune.
tune in
to tune a radio (to a particular station or programme). We usually tune (the radio) in to the news.
tune up
(of an orchestra etc) to tune instruments.

tune

لـَحْن melodie sang Melodie μελωδία tonada sävelmä air melodija melodia 곡조 wijsje melodi melodia melodia мелодия melodi ทำนอง melodi giai điệu 音调
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