[ fahyn-toon, -tyoon ]
/ ˈfaɪnˈtun, -ˈtyun /
verb (used with object), fine-tuned, fine-tun·ing.
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Origin of fine-tune
First recorded in 1920–25
OTHER WORDS FROM fine-tunefine-tuner, noun
Words nearby fine-tune
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Example sentences from the Web for fine-tune
Trying to fine-tune all that to a desired end is not only a form of madness but doomed to failure.
After appearing in several plays, Chastain was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School in order to fine-tune her craft.
British Dictionary definitions for fine-tune
(tr) to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance
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