- Obs. a sound or tone
- a succession of musical tones forming a rhythmic, catchy whole; melody; air
- a musical setting of a hymn, psalm, poem, etc.
- : now used chiefly in the phrases in tune and out of tune: a violin that is in tune, a person out of tune with the times
- the condition of having correct musical pitch, or of being in key
- harmony; agreement; concord
Origin of tuneME, variant, variety of tone, tone
transitive verbtuned, tun′ing
- to adjust (a musical instrument) to some standard of pitch; put in tune
- to adapt (music, the voice, etc.) to some pitch, tone, or mood
- to adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
- Now Rare to utter or express musically
- to adjust (a system, motor, etc.) to the proper or desired condition or performance
- to adjust (a radio or TV receiver) to a given frequency or channel
call the tune
change one's tune
sing a different tune
to the tune of
- to adjust a radio or television receiver to a given frequency or channel so as to receive (a specified station, program, etc.)
- Slang to become or make aware, knowing, hip, etc.
- to adjust a radio or TV receiver so as to eliminate (interference, a particular broadcasting station, etc.)
- Informal to turn one's attention, sympathies, etc. away from
- to adjust (musical instruments) to the same pitch, as in an orchestra
- to bring (an engine, etc.) to the proper condition or level of performance, as by replacing parts, making adjustments, etc.