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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Example sentences from the Web for tune
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
The “Computer Rock” tunes, with references to BASIC programming, were almost immediately rendered obsolete.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power|Jason Lynch|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both thrashers, the iPods of avians, able to store more than 3,000 tunes.
The various "turnings" of the tunes may be put in any order.Jamaican Song and Story|Walter Jekyll
I do not understand Turkish, but, as they use our tunes, I knew the hymns.The Red Rugs of Tarsus|Helen Davenport Gibbons
Makes, repairs and tunes all sorts of organs, harpsichords and Fortepianos, on the most reasonable terms.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
The red silk was quite bright, and the tunes were all in fashion.Christie's Old Organ |Mrs. O. F. Walton
It's one of the tunes that are always being born somewhere in the Empire.Puck of Pook's Hill|Rudyard Kipling
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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