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Definition of Tune


  1. A sound; a note; a tone.
  2. A rhythmical, melodious, symmetrical series of tones for one voice or instrument, or for any number of voices or instruments in unison, or two or more such series forming parts in harmony; a melody; an air; as, a merry tune; a mournful tune; a slow tune; a psalm tune. See Air.
  3. The state of giving the proper, sound or sounds; just intonation; harmonious accordance; pitch of the voice or an instrument; adjustment of the parts of an instrument so as to harmonize with itself or with others; as, the piano, or the organ, is not in tune.
  4. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
  5. To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds; to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone of; as, to tune a piano or a violin.
  6. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
  7. To sing with melody or harmony.
  8. To put into a proper state or disposition.
  9. To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.
  10. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.

Tune Quotations

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard

As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe - we are happiest when we are creating.
Gary Hamel

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Wayne Dyer

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.
Erica Jong

Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty and flavor. It's not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this. You have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.
Ron Ben-Israel
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Tune Translations

tune in Afrikaans is wysie, wys
tune in Dutch is in een stemming brengen, stemmen
tune in French is accorder, braquer
tune in German is abstimmen
tune in Italian is melodia
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