Definitions of tune

  1. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; " she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  2. adjust for functioning; " tune the engine"
  3. the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
  4. the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; " he cannot sing in tune"; " the clarinet was out of tune"
  5. adjust for ( better) functioning; " tune the engine"
  6. A rhythmical, melodious, symmetrical series of tones for one voice or instrument, or for any number of voices or instruments in unison, or two or more such series forming parts in harmony; a melody; an air; as, a merry tune; a mournful tune; a slow tune; a psalm tune. See Air.
  7. The state of giving the proper, sound or sounds; just intonation; harmonious accordance; pitch of the voice or an instrument; adjustment of the parts of an instrument so as to harmonize with itself or with others; as, the piano, or the organ, is not in tune.
  8. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
  9. To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds; to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone of; as, to tune a piano or a violin.
  10. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
  11. To sing with melody or harmony.
  12. To put into a proper state or disposition.
  13. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.
  14. A series of musical notes having rhythm and forming a connected theme; air; a melody; condition of giving forth tones of the proper pitch; as, the piano is out of tune; agreement of sounds; state of harmonious adjustment; fitting mood.
  15. To cause to produce the proper sounds; to adjust, as a voice or instrument, to a certain musical pitch.
  16. Tuned.
  17. Tuning.
  18. A melodious succession of notes or chords in a particular key: the relation of notes and intervals to each other causing melody: state of giving the proper sound: harmony: a melody or air.
  19. To cause to produce the proper sounds.
  20. TUNABLE.
  21. A melody; melodious or harmonious relation; order.
  22. To bring into proper harmony.
  23. To put or be in tune; attune.
  24. To celebrate with song.
  25. A melody.
  26. Harmony; concord.
  27. Suitable temper or humor.
  28. A series of musical notes in some particular measure, and of a given length; melody, harmony; concert of parts; the state of giving the proper sounds; right disposition; fit temper or humour.
  29. To put into a state to produce the proper sounds; to sing with melody or harmony; to attune.
  30. To form one sound to another; to utter inarticulate harmony with the voice. See Tone.
  31. A series of musical notes of a particular measure and of a given length; a melody; a short musical composition; the proper relation of notes and intervals to each other; fit temper or humour; disposition.
  32. To put into a proper state, as an instr., for producing the proper musical sounds; to put into any proper state or order; to form one sound to another.

Usage examples for tune

  1. He was out of step with the theology of his generation; he was out of tune with the music of his day; he was beating time a half century ahead of the chorus about him. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  2. " Oh, now don't begin on that tune, York, for I'm really uneasy," Laura began. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  3. " Why don't they play something with a tune to it? – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  4. Near the sacred spot he paused and the tune died on his lips. – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  5. " But how would it sound to the tune of cannon fire? – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  6. " You might catch the tune," I explained. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  7. It sang the same tune three and thirty times, and still it was not tired; the people would willingly listen to the whole performance over again from the start, but the Emperor suggested that the real Nightingale should sing for a while- where was it? – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  8. I'll bet you could tune a piano if you were put to it. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  9. Is it what tune is that that you're asking me? – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  10. He can't play a tune, but he keeps trying. – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  11. At least six of them were in tune at once. – The Foot-path Way by Bradford Torrey
  12. There was no special tune. – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  13. His replies, and all his observations were to the same tune; perfect ignorance of everything. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 12 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  14. " Can ye start a tune? – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  15. Give me a tune? – Jonah by Louis Stone
  16. That's the name of a tune. – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
  17. If I was what the law calls a free man, Marj, you know what kind of a proposition I would have put up to you five years ago when I had my health and my looks and- If you want to make me sore, just tune up on that old song. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  18. It's much the same tune. – Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw