tune (plural tunes)
- A melody.
- A song, or short musical composition.
- (informal) The act of tuning or maintenance.
- Your engine needs a good tune.
- The state or condition of being correctly tuned.
- Your engine is now in tune.
- This piano is not in tune.
- (UK, slang) A very good song.
- You heard the new Rizzle Kicks song? —Mate, that is a tune!
- (obsolete) A sound; a note; a tone.
- the tune of your voices
- (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].
- John Locke
song, short musical composition
informal: act of tuning
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- To modify a musical instrument so that it produces the correct pitches.
- to tune a piano or a violin
- Tune your harps.
- To adjust a mechanical, electric or electronic device (such as a radio or a car engine) so that it functions optimally.
- 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?)
- To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
- For now to sorrow must I tune my song.
- To sing with melody or harmony.
- Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow, / Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
- (South Africa, slang, transitive) To cheek; to be impudent towards.
- Are you tuning me?
terms derived from tune (verb)
to modify a musical instrument
to adjust a mechanical, electric or electronic device so that it functions optimally
to make more precise, intense, or effective
- tune in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- tune in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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tune f (plural tunes)
- (slang) Alternative spelling of
- “tune” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- first-person singular imperative of
- third-person singular imperative of