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Definitions and Synonyms of tune | Another word for tune | What is tune?

Definition 1: the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency - [noun denoting act]

(tune is a kind of ...) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

Definition 2: the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where tune or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he cannot sing in tune
  • the clarinet was out of tune

(tune is a kind of ...) the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

Definition 3: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tune or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was humming an air from Beethoven

Synonyms for tune in the sense of this definition

(tune is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of tune ) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

"he entered to a flourish of trumpets" "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

(... is a kind of tune ) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

(... is a kind of tune ) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

(... is a kind of tune ) a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

(... is a kind of tune ) a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie

(... is a kind of tune ) a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)

(... is a kind of tune ) (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable

(... is a kind of tune ) a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

(tune is a part of ...) a short musical passage

Definition 4: adjust the pitches of (musical instruments) - [verb of change]

Samples where tune or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My piano needs to be tuned

Synonyms for tune in the sense of this definition

(tune is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 5: adjust for (better) functioning - [verb of change]

Samples where tune or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tune the engine

Synonyms for tune in the sense of this definition

(tune is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of tune ) adjust finely

"fine-tune the engine"

(... is a kind of tune ) make fit for use

"service my truck" "the washing machine needs to be serviced"

(... is a kind of tune ) regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program

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