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English noun: tune

1. tune (communication) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence


SamplesShe was humming an air from Beethoven.


Synonymsair, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain


Broader (hypernym)music


Narrower (hyponym)fanfare, flourish, glissando, idea, leitmotif, leitmotiv, melodic theme, musical theme, part, roulade, signature, signature tune, theme, theme song, theme song, tucket, voice


Part holonymmusical phrase, phrase

2. tune (attribute) the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch


SamplesHe cannot sing in tune.
The clarinet was out of tune.


Broader (hypernym)pitch

3. tune (act) the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, alteration, modification


English verb: tune

1. tune (change) adjust for (better) functioning


SamplesTune the engine.


Synonymstune up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


Narrower (hyponym)fine-tune, service, tune in, tweak

2. tune (change) adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)


SamplesMy piano needs to be tuned.


Synonymstune up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


Antonymsuntune









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