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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.

tuning

(ˈtjuːnɪŋ)
n
1. (Music, other) a set of pitches to which the open strings of a guitar, violin, etc, are tuned: the normal tuning on a violin is G, D, A, E.
2. (Music, other) the accurate pitching of notes and intervals by a choir, orchestra, etc; intonation

Tuning

See also music.

the science of tones or of speech intonations, proceeding historically and comparatively. — tonological, adj.
an instrument for determining the pitch of a tone, as a tuning fork or graduated set of tuning forks. — tonometric, adj.
the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. — tonometrist, n. — tonometric, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuning - (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequencytuning - (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency
calibration, standardisation, standardization - the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; "the thermometer needed calibration"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Translations

tuning

[ˈtjuːnɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Mus) → afinación f
2. (Rad) → sintonización f
3. (Aut) → afinado m
B. CPD tuning coil Nbobina f sintonizadora
tuning fork Ndiapasón m
tuning knob Nsintonizador m

tuning

[ˈtjuːnɪŋ] n
[musical instrument] → accord m
[TV, radio] → réglage m
[car, engine] → réglage mtuning fork ndiapason m

tuning

n
(Mus) → Stimmen nt
(Rad) → Einstellen nt; it takes a lot of tuning to find the right stationman muss lange suchen, bis man den richtigen Sender gefunden hat
(Aut) → Einstellen nt; all the engine needed was a little tuningder Motor musste nur richtig eingestellt werden

tuning

[ˈtjuːnɪŋ] n (Mus) → accordatura (Aut) → messa a punto (Radio, TV) → sintonizzazione f
References in classic literature ?
He clasped his hands behind his head, and looking up at the ceiling began to hum a little, trying his voice like a musician tuning an instrument.
With all my heart," said the young man, and without waiting for more pressing he seated himself on the trunk of a felled oak, and tuning his rebeck, presently began to sing to these words.
But while voices from all parts of the house were tuning themselves to sing, a scene occurred, which, though not very unusual at that period in the province, happened to be without precedent in this parish.
said the young lady, again interrupting him; "she has a perfect horror of the tuning of fiddles and the preparatory thrummings on the piano; so endeavour to preserve the harmony of your temper for the second act.
Old Joshway," as he is irreverently called by his neighbours, is in a state of simmering indignation; but he has not yet opened his lips except to say, in a resounding bass undertone, like the tuning of a violoncello, "Sehon, King of the Amorites; for His mercy endureth for ever; and Og the King of Basan: for His mercy endureth for ever"--a quotation which may seem to have slight bearing on the present occasion, but, as with every other anomaly, adequate knowledge will show it to be a natural sequence.
While the couples were arranging themselves and the musicians tuning up, Pierre sat down with his little partner.
To Cassandra's ears the buzz of voices inside the drawing-room was like the tuning up of the instruments of the orchestra.
That useful lady did as she was requested, and shortly afterwards the tuning of three fiddles was heard.
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