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tune - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'tune' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tune [ n.]
- A sound; a note; a tone.
- 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.
- 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.
- Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
2 . Tune [ v. i.]
- To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.
- To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.
3 . Tune [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
- To sing with melody or harmony.
- To put into a proper state or disposition.

Meaning of 'tune' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . tune [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
Example in sentence:
  • he cannot sing in tune;
  • the clarinet was out of tune
Meaning (2):
- a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
Example in sentence:
  • she was humming an air from Beethoven
3 . tune [ v]
Meaning (3):
- adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
Example in sentence:
  • My piano needs to be tuned
Meaning (4):
- adjust for (better) functioning
Example in sentence:
  • tune the engine