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NOUN (3)

1. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
- Example: "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
[syn: tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase]

2. the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch;
- Example: "he cannot sing in tune"
- Example: "the clarinet was out of tune"

3. the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency;


VERB (2)

1. adjust for (better) functioning;
- Example: "tune the engine"
[syn: tune, tune up]

2. adjust the pitches of (musical instruments);
- Example: "My piano needs to be tuned"
[syn: tune, tune up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tune \Tune\ (t[=u]n), v. i. 1. To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds. [1913 Webster] Whilst tuning to the water's fall, The small birds sang to her. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum. [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tune \Tune\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tuned (t[=u]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Tuning.] 1. 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. " Tune your harps." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 2. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious. [1913 Webster] For now to sorrow must I tune my song. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To sing with melody or harmony. [1913 Webster] Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow, Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To put into a proper state or disposition. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tune \Tune\ (t[=u]n), n. [A variant of tone.] 1. A sound; a note; a tone. "The tune of your voices." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) 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. (b) 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. [1913 Webster] Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood. [1913 Webster] A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune, as when he . . . is dragged unwillingly to [his task]. --Locke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tune n 1: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven" [syn: tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase] 2: the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune" 3: the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency v 1: adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine" [syn: tune, tune up] 2: adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs to be tuned" [syn: tune, tune up] [ant: untune]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

171 Moby Thesaurus words for "tune": French pitch, accommodate, accord, accordance, adapt, adjust, adjust to, agreement, air, align, aria, assimilate, assonate, atone, attend to, attune, attunement, be aware of, be blind to, be harmonious, be in tune, blend, calibrate, canto, cantus, capacitate, carol, chant, chart, chime, chiming, chord, chorus, classical pitch, codify, composition, concentus, concert, concord, concordance, condition, conform, conformity, consonance, consonancy, consort, coordinate, correspondence, cut to, depth, descant, dial, diapason, disregard, dulcetness, enable, equalize, equip, euphony, extent, fit, fix, furnish, gear to, harmonics, harmonize, harmony, heavy harmony, height, high pitch, homologate, homologize, homophony, ignore, integrate, key, key to, lay, line, listen to, low pitch, magnitude, make plumb, make uniform, matter, measure, mellifluence, mellifluousness, melodia, melodic line, melodiousness, melodize, melody, methodize, monochord, monody, motif, musical quality, musical sound, musicality, musicalize, neighborhood, new philharmonic pitch, normalize, note, number, organize, pay attention to, philharmonic pitch, philosophical pitch, piece, pitch, plan, proportion, put in trim, put in tune, qualify, range, rationalize, reconcile, rectify, refrain, register, regularize, regulate, right, routinize, set, set right, settle, similarize, solo, solo part, song, soprano part, sound in tune, sound together, standard pitch, standardize, strain, string, suit, sweetness, symphonize, symphony, sync, synchronism, synchronization, synchronize, systematize, tailor, theme, three-part harmony, tonality, tone, tone down, tone up, treble, trim to, true, true up, tune out, tune up, tunefulness, understand, unison, unisonance, vicinity, vocalize, voice, warble
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

tune vt. [from automotive or musical usage] To optimize a program or system for a particular environment, esp. by adjusting numerical parameters designed as hooks for tuning, e.g., by changing #define lines in C. One may tune for time (fastest execution), tune for space (least memory use), or tune for configuration (most efficient use of hardware). See hot spot, hand-hacking.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

tune (From musical, possibly via automotive, usage) To optimise a program or system for a particular environment, especially by adjusting numerical parameters designed as hooks for tuning, e.g. by changing "#define" lines in C. One may "tune for time" (fastest execution), "tune for space" (least memory use), or "tune for configuration" (most efficient use of hardware). See bum, hot spot, hand-hacking. [Jargon File] (1999-06-05)