- 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
Origin of tune
OTHER WORDS FROM tune
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How to use tune in a sentence
But as you get older, I find I get more tunes and I have to work harder at the words.
Yes, Trainor managed to pen a few songs for Rascal Flatts, but she was more interested in crafting pop tunes.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit|Marlow Stern|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he called out “Cherokee,” the name of one of the most famous, and fastest, tunes in the bebop repertoire.
Most of the eleven tunes on Songs are absolutely drowning in effects.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat|Hampton Stevens|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With music by Leonard Bernstein, this iconic show has tunes like “New York, New York,” that are part of American lore.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Controve, compose or invent tunes, foule fayle, fail miserably.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
It wants song tunes for that, the liveliest and softest airs, the sweetest songs.Child Life In Town And Country|Anatole France
If you took a flute and played certain tunes on it, all of the snakes would come out of their holes and dance to the music!
Knowing this power of music over animals, I wanted to train Kari and Kopee to follow the tunes of my flute.
They then teach them to obey; some by words; others they pacify by tunes, accompanied with the beating of a drum.
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