HyperDic: tune

English > 5 senses of the word tune:
NOUNcommunicationtune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrasea succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
attributetunethe property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
acttunethe adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
VERBchangetune, tune upadjust for (better) functioning
changetune, tune upadjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
tune > pronunciation
Soundstuw'n
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > tune: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.
Synonymsmelody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
Partsphrase, musical phraseA short musical passage
Narrowerflourish, fanfare, tucket(music) a short / short lively tune played on brass instruments
glissandoA rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
leitmotiv, leitmotifA melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
part, voiceThe melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
roulade(music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
signature, signature tune, theme songA melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
theme songA melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
BroadermusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Spanishaire, cuerda, línea, melodía, tonada, ton
Catalanaire, melodia, tonada
English > tune: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch.
Examples
  • "he cannot sing in tune"
  • "the clarinet was out of tune"
BroaderpitchThe property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
Verbstuneadjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
English > tune: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency.
Broaderalteration, modification, adjustmentThe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
English > tune: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningAdjust for (better) functioning.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tune the engine"
Synonymtune up
Narrowerfine-tune, tweakAdjust finely
servicemake fit for use
tune inregulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Spanishacordar, afinar, poner a punto, reglar, templar
Catalanacordar, afinar, posar a punt, reglar, temprar
Nounstuning(music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency
English > tune: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningAdjust the pitches of (musical instruments).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"My piano needs to be tuned"
Synonymtune up
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
OppositeuntuneCause to be out of tune
Spanishentonar
Nounstunethe property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
tunersomeone who tunes pianos
tuning(music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency

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