Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
  2. (noun, attribute) the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    the clarinet was out of tune
  3. (noun, communication) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  4. (verb, change) adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
  5. (verb, change) adjust for (better) functioning

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Antonyms of Tune


Origin of the word Tune

  1. late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.; the verb in this sense is recorded from c.1500. Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in reference to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; figurative sense … more

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