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untune

[uhn-toon, -tyoon]
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verb (used with object), un·tuned, un·tun·ing.
  1. to render or cause to become out of tune: Changes in weather can untune a violin.
  2. to discompose; upset, as the mind or emotions.
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Origin of untune

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + tune
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

discordantdissonantabnormalanomalousdeviantdivergentflatinharmoniousirregularjarringsourunnaturalunmusicalclinkeruntuned

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Historical Examples

  • Music itself was untuned, corrupted, and returning to chaos.

    The Seaboard Parish, Complete

    George MacDonald

  • It is as though the jar given to the nervous system had untuned us for the entire world, and all things come amiss.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • Then again the voice of Peter Altmaar was heard, now ringing false like an untuned fiddle.

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

  • Like untuned golden strings all women are, Which long time lie untouched, will harshly jar.

    Hero and Leander

    Christopher Marlowe

  • When he came up, he saluted them in a harsh and untuned voice, but with a civil air.

    The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra