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tune

tune

 
 
pronunciation:
tun
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
change one's tune, sing a different tune, to the tune of, tune in, tune out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sequence of agreeable musical tones; melody.
synonyms:
melody
similar words:
aria, ditty, motif, music, song, strain, theme
definition 2: accurate musical pitch.
similar words:
ear, pitch
definition 3: the state of being adjusted to proper or accurate musical pitch.
Is the piano in tune?
similar words:
pitch
definition 4: agreement, consonance, or harmony.
That book is out of tune with the times.
synonyms:
accord, agreement, consonance, harmony
similar words:
accordance, concord, conformity, congruence, congruity, correspondence, euphony, in step, sympathy, unison
definition 5: the adjustment of an electronic device to receive signals clearly at a given frequency.
similar words:
reception
phrase: change one's tune
phrase: sing a different tune
phrase: to the tune of
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tuned, tunes, tuning
definition 1: to adjust (one or more musical instruments) to accurate or proper musical pitch (often fol. by up).
similar words:
adjust, attune, modulate
definition 2: to bring into agreement, consonance, or harmony.
synonyms:
attune, harmonize
similar words:
align, calibrate, coordinate, modulate, regulate, synchronize
definition 3: to adjust (an engine, mechanism, or the like) so that it works properly (often fol. by up).
similar words:
adjust, regulate, set
definition 4: to adjust (a radio or television) to receive signals clearly at a specific frequency.
similar words:
adjust, dial, modulate, set
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to adjust one or more musical instruments to proper pitch (often fol. by up).
similar words:
warm up
definition 2: to be or come to be in agreement or harmony.
synonyms:
harmonize
similar words:
coordinate, synchronize
phrase: tune in
phrase: tune out
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