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Dictionary Definition

tune

Noun

1 a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven" [syn: melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase]
2 the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune"
3 the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency

Verb

1 adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine" [syn: tune up]
2 of musical instruments; "My piano needs to be tuned" [syn: tune up] [ant: untune]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Harmony.
  2. Song.
  3. Condition.

Related terms

Translations

tune
  • Arabic:
  • French: tube (slang)
  • Icelandic: lag
  • Kurdish:

Verb

  1. To modify a musical instrument so that each component is aligned in a suitable pattern.

Translations

to modify a musical instrument

Pronunciation

Noun

tune (plural: tunes)
  1. money, dosh (slang)

Extensive Definition

Tune can refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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