Idioms

Origin of tune

1350–1400; Middle English (noun); unexplained variant of tone

SYNONYMS FOR tune

Related forms

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Examples from the Web for retune

  • We then see that our best hopes were in them, and wish that we could retune the broken chords of the past.

    True to His Home|Hezekiah Butterworth

British Dictionary definitions for retune (1 of 2)

retune

/ (riːˈtjuːn) /

verb (tr)

to tune (a musical instrument) differently or again
to tune (a radio, television, etc) to a different frequency

British Dictionary definitions for retune (2 of 2)

tune

/ (tjuːn) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for tune

C14: variant of tone
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Idioms and Phrases with retune

tune


In addition to the idioms beginning with tune

  • tune in
  • tune out
  • tune up

also see:

  • call the tune
  • carry a tune
  • change one's tune
  • dance to another tune
  • in tune
  • to the tune of
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