Nearby words

  1. tunbridge ware,
  2. tunbridge wells,
  3. tundish,
  4. tundra,
  5. tundra swan,
  6. tune in,
  7. tune out,
  8. tune up,
  9. tune, tommy,
  10. tune-up

Idioms

Origin of tune

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

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for sing a different tune

tune

/ (tjuːn) /

noun

verb


Word Origin for tune

C14: variant of tone

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Word Origin and History for sing a different tune
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Idioms and Phrases with sing a different tune

sing a different tune

Also, sing another tune. See change one's tune.

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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