- 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).
- 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.
Idioms about tune
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How to use tune in a sentence
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
More than 20 million people tuned in to a broadcast network drama and saw two gay men have explicit sex.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The guitar is tuned to E, and an Eminor chord on a guitar just rings and rings forever.
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One person who tuned into my story was Matt Creed, the director of Lily.
Michael Allcroft returned to his duties, tuned for labour, full of courage, and the spirit of enterprise and action.
D is the wire by which the tongue is tuned; E the body of the pipe which acts as a resonator.
The writer made its acquaintance in 1866, when it was tuned on the unequal temperament system.
Nothing like them ever heard beforeall tuned in the same key, as you musical fellows would say, and Perkins cocked his eye.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
In practice it appears that musicians tuned the tetrachord b-e of this scale with the Pythagorean two Major tones and leimma.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
British Dictionary definitions for tune
Word Origin for tune
Other 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