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Definition of "tune" []

  • Music A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one. (noun)
  • Music A song. (noun)
  • Music Correct pitch. (noun)
  • Music The state of being properly adjusted for pitch: a piano out of tune. (noun)
  • Music Agreement in pitch: play in tune with the piano. (noun)
  • A melody, esp one for which harmony is not essential (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The most important part in a musical texture (noun)
  • The condition of producing accurately pitched notes, intervals, etc (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune) (noun)
  • Accurate correspondence of pitch and intonation between instruments (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune) (noun)
  • The correct adjustment of a radio, television, or some other electronic circuit with respect to the required frequency (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune) (noun)
  • A frame of mind; disposition or mood (noun)
  • A musical sound; note (noun)
  • To adjust (a musical instrument or a changeable part of one) to a certain pitch (verb)
  • To adjust (a note, etc) so as to bring it into harmony or concord (verb)
  • To adapt or adjust (oneself); attune (verb)
  • To make fine adjustments to (an engine, machine, etc) to obtain optimum performance (verb)
  • To adjust (one or more circuits) for resonance at a desired frequency (verb)
  • To utter (something) musically or in the form of a melody; sing (verb)

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Use "tune" in a sentence
  • "To what tune pleas'd his ear] _Key_ in this place seems to signify the key of a musical instrument, by which he set _Hearts to tune_."
  • "With the arena thus sanctified, we embarked on a roller-coaster ride through a Gaga theme park, with her ubiquitous hits "Telephone" and "Poker Face" along with songs from her upcoming "Born This Way" album, including the title tune and a ruminative piano interlude, "Speechless.""
  • "The show gets off to a strong start with the title tune and the goofy "Funky Fried Piece Of Man Meat," but slows down later as the drama takes over."