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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A cool and laid back bar with a busy open mic night and a DJ spinning a variety of tunes.Berkeley: A City That Fights for the Rights of All|LGBTQ-Editor|November 20, 2020|No Straight News
It certainly does pay off—to the tune of up to $2,000 in average customer lifetime value in some cases, according to Stone.Free money, big addictions: Inside the booming world of online sports betting|Brett Haensel|November 15, 2020|Fortune
The downtown concert venue welcomes the Bad Influence Band for a night of classic blues and roots tunes.The best things to do — virtually and in person — while social distancing in the D.C. area|Fritz Hahn, Hau Chu|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
To avoid this, PepsiCo’s Walkers brand not only ditched TV but also turned to sausage roll crisps, karaoke tunes, a LadBaby cameo and a charity link for its own festive ad.‘It’s difficult to make the right call’: The many faces of the U.K.’s coronavirus-era Christmas advertising|Seb Joseph|November 12, 2020|Digiday
A fellow Cuban conguero, Chano Pozo, worked with Gillespie and helped write some of the trumpeter’s most memorable tunes, including “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo.”Candido Camero, ‘father of modern conga drumming,’ dies at 99|Matt Schudel|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The guitar is tuned to E, and an Eminor chord on a guitar just rings and rings forever.
One person who tuned into my story was Matt Creed, the director of Lily.
Americans who previously tuned out the long, bloody civil war are now looking to learn more.
But now he has reached the point where America has tuned out and turned off.Hillary Clinton Wants Bill to Lift Her Up—but Obama Will Drag Her Down|Lloyd Green|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only one in twenty had seen a full episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, another had tuned in for a rose ceremony.
Thus with tight wedging, catapults are tuned to the proper pitch by musical sense of hearing.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
The chance that someone who shouldn't be, was tuned to us as we sat there in that lonely grove!Tarrano the Conqueror|Raymond King Cummings
It is tuned in C or in B flat, and is furnished with three or four valves or pistons.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
All that I have, all that I am, has been at your service; everything has been bent and tuned to your pleasure, for your good.The Weavers, Complete|Gilbert Parker
It is evident, therefore, that all major thirds must be tuned somewhat sharper than perfect in a system of equal temperament.Piano Tuning|J. Cree Fischer
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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