verb (used with object), tuned, tun·ing.
- to adjust (a circuit, frequency, or the like) so as to bring it into resonance with another circuit, a given frequency, or the like.
- to adjust (a receiving apparatus) so as to make it compatible in frequency with a transmitting apparatus whose signals are to be received.
- to adjust (a receiving apparatus) so as to receive the signals of a particular transmitting station.
- to utter, sound, or express musically.
- to play upon (a lyre).
verb (used without object), tuned, tun·ing.
- to adjust a radio or television set so as to stop or avoid receiving (a station or channel).
- Slang. to stop paying attention to a person, situation, etc.
- to cause a group of musical instruments to be brought to the same pitch.
- to begin to sing.
- to bring into proper operating order, as a motor: Before starting on our trip we should have the car tuned up.
Words nearby tune
Idioms for tune
Origin of tune
OTHER WORDS FROM tune
Definition for tune (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for tune
It starts off like any other Lana tune, replete with minor chords and humming, distorted vocals.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would take a few years for the ministry to change its tune on Borat.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tune in next week for the rest of our in-depth interview with Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence.What ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Has in Common with ISIS Videos and Killing Bin Laden|Marlow Stern|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He can even hold a tune, as his scene-stealing turn in Les Miserables proved.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance|Marlow Stern|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, ESPN is officially a business partner of the NFL to the tune of $5 billion plus per annum.
Then he endeavoured to hum a tune; but his voice seemed to choke him.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
And it must have been; every morning for eighty-nine days the gaudy music box faithfully played the tune over and over again.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Then he told her how to adjust her spark-gap and tune the instrument to any given wave-length.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss
Larry was in the height of his glory, just getting out his fiddle to give them a tune in honour of our return.Paddy Finn|W. H. G. Kingston
A barrel-organ was grinding out a tune; children danced in the sunshine on the pavement.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for tune
Word Origin for tune
Idioms and Phrases with tune
In addition to the idioms beginning with tune
- tune in
- tune out
- tune up
- call the tune
- carry a tune
- change one's tune
- dance to another tune
- in tune
- to the tune of