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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tune, from Old French ton, from Latin tonus, from Ancient Greek τονός (tonós, a tone); see tone, of which tune is a doublet.

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tune (plural tunes)

  1. A melody.
  2. A song, or short musical composition.
  3. (informal) The act of tuning or maintenance.
    Your engine needs a good tune.
  4. The state or condition of being correctly tuned.
    Your engine is now in tune.
    This piano is not in tune.
  5. (UK, slang) A very good song.
    You heard the new Rizzle Kicks song? —Mate, that is a tune!
  6. (obsolete) A sound; a note; a tone.
    • Shakespeare
      the tune of your voices
  7. (obsolete) Order; harmony; concord.
    • John Locke
      A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune, as when he [] is dragged unwillingly to [his task].

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tune (third-person singular simple present tunes, present participle tuning, simple past and past participle tuned)

  1. To modify a musical instrument so that it produces the correct pitches.
    to tune a piano or a violin
    • Dryden
      Tune your harps.
  2. To adjust a mechanical, electric or electronic device (such as a radio or a car engine) so that it functions optimally.
  3. To make more precise, intense, or effective; to put into a proper state or disposition.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  4. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
    • Milton
      For now to sorrow must I tune my song.
  5. To sing with melody or harmony.
    • Milton
      Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow, / Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
  6. (South Africa, slang, transitive) To cheek; to be impudent towards.
    Are you tuning me?

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tune f (plural tunes)

  1. (slang) Alternative spelling of thune

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NgarrindjeriEdit

tune or sand

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tune

  1. sand

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tune

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of tunar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of tunar
  3. first-person singular imperative of tunar
  4. third-person singular imperative of tunar

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tune (personal, second person singular)

  1. you

tune (possesive) m (Feminine: toje

  1. your