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.
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Ross, the UK-based physiologist, says that when you’re in tune with the physical and emotional experience of your cycle, you may be more confident in planning your training, nutrition, and recovery, which can eliminate a lot of anxiety.
Its latest project now gives anyone a chance to make quarantine tunes to vibe to—no music training necessary.Create your own moody quarantine music with Google’s AI|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Even if she were to change her tune, it’s unclear how she would block it, says Nikos Tsafos of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Merkel urged to abandon Russia pipeline over Navalny attack|Dave Lawler|September 3, 2020|Axios
There’s no telling what the future of the pandemic could bring, so it’s key that brands are proactive when it comes to managing their supply chain and logistics and keeping on top of their brand messaging to stay in tune with customer sentiment.Deep Dive: How to master Amazon advertising in the new normal|Digiday|July 29, 2020|Digiday
For now, I enjoyed zipping around town, savoring the sharp steering and superbly tuned suspension.
The band turned back around, raising a lively tune to signal life would go on.
Every time a conservative pol gets caught in a racial mess, we hear the same weary and laughable tune.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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 is the hardest to play,” one of the buglers says of this seemingly simple tune.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We happily hoist our egg nog in the air, embrace each other, and raise our out-of-tune voices in song.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A fancy came into my head that I would entertain the king and queen with an English tune upon this instrument.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The rhythm of a simple tune plays favourably on a child's ear, enhancing life according to this great law.Children's Ways|James Sully
She wished that Lady Victoria had made the appointment for the library, which was equally in tune with another side of her.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The melody or tune is played on one of the pipes furnished with holes for the purpose, while the other three give a drone, bass.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
How little is it thou canst do when the delicate and feeling heart is out of tune!
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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