tune


tune
tune [to͞on, tyo͞on]
n.
[ME, var. of tone, TONE]
1. Obs. a sound or tone
2.
a) a succession of musical tones forming a rhythmic, catchy whole; melody; air
b) a musical setting of a hymn, psalm, poem, etc.
3. the condition of having correct musical pitch, or of being in key; also, harmony; agreement; concord: 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]
vt.
tuned, tuning
1. to adjust (a musical instrument) to some standard of pitch; put in tune
2. to adapt (music, the voice, etc.) to some pitch, tone, or mood
3. to adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
4. Now Rare to utter or express musically
5.
a) to adjust (a system, motor, etc.) to the proper or desired condition or performance
b) to adjust (a radio or TV receiver) to a given frequency or channel
vi.
to be in tune; harmonize
SYN.- MELODY
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call the tune
to direct proceedings; be in control
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change one's tune
to change one's attitude or manner, as from scorn to respect
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sing a different tune
to talk or act differently because of a change of attitude
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to the tune of
Informal to the sum, price, or extent of
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tune in
1. to adjust a radio or television receiver to a given frequency or channel so as to receive (a specified station, program, etc.)
2. Slang to become or make aware, knowing, hip, etc.
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tune out
1. to adjust a radio or TV receiver so as to eliminate (interference, a particular broadcasting station, etc.)
2. Slang to turn one's attention, sympathies, etc. away from
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tune up
1. to adjust (musical instruments) to the same pitch, as in an orchestra
2. to bring (an engine, etc.) to the proper condition or performance, as by replacing parts, making adjustments, etc.

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