tuneful


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tune·ful

 (to͞on′fəl, tyo͞on′-)
adj.
1. Full of tune; melodious.
2. Producing musical sounds.

tune′ful·ly adv.
tune′ful·ness n.

tuneful

(ˈtjuːnfʊl)
adj
1. (Music, other) having a pleasant or catchy tune; melodious
2. (Music, other) producing a melody or music: a tuneful blackbird.
ˈtunefully adv
ˈtunefulness n

tune•ful

(ˈtun fəl, ˈtyun-)

adj.
1. full of melody; melodious.
2. producing musical sounds or melody.
[1585–95]
tune′ful•ly, adv.
tune′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tuneful - having a musical soundtuneful - having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
tuneless, unmelodious, untuneful - not having a musical sound or pleasing tune

tuneful

tuneful

adjective
1. Having or producing a pleasing melody:
2. Resembling or having the effect of music, especially pleasing music:
Translations
متآلِف النَّغَم
melodický
melodiøs
kliîmjúkur, hljómfagur
güzel ezgilihoş nağmeli

tuneful

[ˈtjuːnfʊl] ADJ [voice, song] → melodioso, armonioso

tuneful

[ˈtjuːnfʊl] adjmélodieux/euse

tuneful

adj, tunefully
advmelodisch

tuneful

[ˈtjuːnfʊl] adjmelodioso/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
After that, the little brown hood slipped through the hedge nearly every day, and the great drawing room was haunted by a tuneful spirit that came and went unseen.
Its tuneful, easy blank verse never rises to the grandeur of Milton's, yet there are fine passages in it.
The neighbouring stream sparkled, and rolled onward with a tuneful sound; the dew glistened on the green mounds, like tears shed by Good Spirits over the dead.
And here -- most striking object of all -- on the site where thousands of lights once sparkled; where sweet sounds of music made night tuneful till morning dawned; where the beauty and fashion of London feasted and danced through the summer seasons of a century -- spreads, at this day, an awful wilderness of mud and rubbish; the deserted dead body of Vauxhall Gardens mouldering in the open air.
Very tuneful blue-birds they were, too, for all the lads sang, and the echo of their happy voices reached Mrs.
Up to a hill anon his steps he reared, From whose high top to ken the prospect round, If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd; But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote, none he saw-- Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove, With chaunt of tuneful birds resounding loud.
In the course of the forenoon, Hepzibah heard a note of music, which (there being no other tuneful contrivance in the House of the Seven Gables) she knew must proceed from Alice Pyncheon's harpsichord.
We headed him with pebbles till he retired through a window to the tuneful reminder that he had left a lot of little things behind him.
His was not a tuneful throat-but harsh melodies burst from it as he locked the barn and sprang up the hill to the house.
Half a dozen voices together, in a most tuneful chorus, as her stern went down with a roll and a bubble into the troughs: "Thay- aah - she -strikes
Small, shining, neat, methodical, and buxom was Miss Peecher; cherry-cheeked and tuneful of voice.
One of his most rational projects was to connect a musical operation with the machinery of his watches, so that all the harsh dissonances of life might be rendered tuneful, and each flitting moment fall into the abyss of the past in golden drops of harmony.