Tune

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tune \Tune\ (t[=u]n), noun [A variant of tone.]

1. A sound; a note; a tone. "The tune of your voices." --Shak.

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.

Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh. --Shak.

3. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.

A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune, as when he . . . is dragged unwillingly to [his task]. --Locke.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tune \Tune\, verb (used with an object) [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.

2. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.

For now to sorrow must I tune my song. --Milton.

3. To sing with melody or harmony.

Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow, Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise. --Milton.

4. To put into a proper state or disposition. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tune \Tune\ (t[=u]n), verb (used without an object)

1. To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.

Whilst tuning to the water's fall, The small birds sang to her. --Drayton.

2. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum. [R.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tune

noun

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

verb

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}]


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