- to render or cause to become out of tune: Changes in weather can untune a violin.
- to discompose; upset, as the mind or emotions.
Origin of untune
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Related Wordsdiscordant, dissonant, abnormal, anomalous, deviant, divergent, flat, inharmonious, irregular, jarring, sour, unnatural, unmusical, clinker, untuned
Examples from the Web for untuned
Music itself was untuned, corrupted, and returning to chaos.The Seaboard Parish, Complete
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
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