Tune

Definition of Tune

Pronunciation: tūnd
n.1.A sound; a note; a tone.
2.(Mus.) 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.
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.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tuned (tūnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Tuning.]
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.
v. i.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.

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