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Most British people are keen to remain in a European free trade zone; and most EU states are keen to keep us there, because we buy from them more than we sell to them to the tune of £40 million per day.
Daniel Hannan

Meaning of "to the tune of" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO THE TUNE OF

to the tune of play
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WHAT DOES TO THE TUNE OF MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Parody music

Parody music, or musical parody, involves changing or copying existing musical ideas or lyrics, or copying the peculiar style of a composer or artist, or even a general style of music. Although the intention of a musical parody may be humour, it is the re-use of music that is the original defining feature. In music, parody has been used for many different purposes and in various musical contexts: as a serious compositional technique, as an unsophisticated re-use of well-known melody to present new words, and as an intentionally humorous, even mocking, reworking of existing musical material, sometimes for satirical effect. Examples of musical parody with wholly serious intent include parody masses in the 16th century, and, in the 20th century, the use of folk tunes in popular song, and neo-classical works written for the concert hall, drawing on earlier styles. "Parody" in this serious sense continues to be a term in musicological use, existing alongside the more common use of the term to refer to parody for humorous effect by composers from Bach to Sondheim and performers from Spike Jones to "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Definition of to the tune of in the English dictionary

The definition of to the tune of in the dictionary is to the amount or extent of.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO THE TUNE OF

to take your full holiday entitlement
to the bitter end
to the fore
to the full
to the ground
to the hilt
to the left
to the letter
to the life
to the manner born
to the max
to the nth degree
to the point
to the prejudice of
to the skies
to the teeth
to the wide
to the wire
to throw off the shackles of sth
to throw the rule book at sb

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO THE TUNE OF

a couple of
at the expense of
because of
by virtue of
care of
for the love of
in case of
in charge of
in face of
in place of
in spite of
in the name of
in the nature of
make use of
more of
on the stroke of
take advantage of
take care of
take the place of
the right side of

Synonyms and antonyms of to the tune of in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to the tune of» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO THE TUNE OF

Find out the translation of to the tune of to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to the tune of from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to the tune of» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

到的调
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

por una suma de
570 millions of speakers

English

to the tune of
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

की धुन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لتصل قيمتها إلى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в размере
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ao som de
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এর সুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à hauteur de
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepada lagu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nach der Melodie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

の曲に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의 튜닝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo lagu saka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

theo giai điệu của
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இசைக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

च्या ट्यून करण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Melodisine
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

per la somma di
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w wysokości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в розмірі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în valoare de
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

με το ποσό των
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die wysie van
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

till tonerna av
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

til melodi av
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to the tune of

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO THE TUNE OF»

The term «to the tune of» is very widely used and occupies the 3.182 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO THE TUNE OF» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «to the tune of» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «to the tune of» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to the tune of

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QUOTES WITH «TO THE TUNE OF»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to the tune of.
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Daniel Hannan
Most British people are keen to remain in a European free trade zone; and most EU states are keen to keep us there, because we buy from them more than we sell to them to the tune of £40 million per day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO THE TUNE OF»

Discover the use of to the tune of in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to the tune of and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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To the Tune of a Hickory Stick
Mistreated by their cruel uncle, a backwoods brother and sister find refuge in the schoolhouse where they spend the winter hiding with their teacher and senile grandfather.
Robbie Branscum, 1978
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To the Tune of a Welcoming God: Lyrical Reflections on ...
A timely collection of essays and hymns eloquently calling for a Christian faith that extends an affirming welcome to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons.
David R. Weiss, 2008
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The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of ...
I. The Kentish-men with long-tails, to the tune of ' Rogero ; ' 2. Salomon's Good Housewife, to no tune; 3. The drowning of the Children of Henry the First, to the tune of 'the Lady's Daughter ; ' 4. The Dutchess of Suffolk's Calamity, to the tune of ...
John Payne Collier, 1831
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Handbook to the Popular, Poetical and Dramatic Literature of ...
To the tune of The new Dance at the Red Bull Playhouse. Printed for the ABsignes of Thomas Symcocke. A ballad. Black letter. Roxb. Coll. (J) Printed at London for H[enry] G[osson]. Pepysian. 37. The Turtle Dove ; or, The Wooing in the Wood, ...
William Carew Hazlitt, 1867
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Hand-book to the Popular, Poetical, and Dramatic Literature ...
The Lover's Tragedy, or Parents Cruelty, To the Tune of, Charon, make haste, and carry me over. Printed for P. Brooksby at the Golden Ball in Pye Corner. “'ith two cuts. 72. The Lamented Lovers, or the Young Men and Maiden's Grief for the  ...
William Carew Hazlitt, 1867
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Folk Songs of the Catskills
Even where a tune is not known, few of the texts named could be fitted to the tune of #76, which is nonetheless directly relevant. Bunting's tune for Grdine Weal is not related to the version of The Foggy Dew he presents in the same volume.
Norman Cazden, Herbert Haufrecht, Norman Studer, 1982
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A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books ...
The ballad of the blinde Beggar ; to the tune of Heigh, ho. 6. When I was faire and young ; to the tune of Fortune. 7. The Lamentation of a Sinner ; to the tune of Welladaye. 8. All a greene Willow : to the famous tune of Dingdong. 9. The ballad of ...
John Payne Collier, 1865
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Masters of Deception: The Worldwide White-Collar Crime ...
Assesses the growing impact of white collar crime, and describes the ways in which professionals misuse our trust for their own financial gain
Louis R. Mizell, 1997
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A new version of the psalms of David: fitted to the tunes ...
The Psalms in this Version of four Lines in a single Stanza, and eight Syllables in each Line, (if Psalms of praise or cheerfulness) may properly be sung as the Old 100th Psalm, or to the Tune of the Old 125th Psalm, Second Metre.
Nicholas Brady, Nahum Tate, 1839
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A Book of Roxburghe Ballads
Page The Song of the Caps 172 To the Tune of " The Shaking of the Sheets." Sack for my Money 177 To the Tune of " Wet and Weary." The Brave English Gipsey 183 To the Tune of " The Spanish Gipsey." The Substance of all the late ...
John Payne Collier, 1847

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO THE TUNE OF»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to the tune of is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeremy Renner performs an ode to Hawkeye to the tune of Ed …
Renner appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a ballad detailing the superhero's lesser known powers, set to the tune of Ed Sheeran's ... «Mashable, Apr 15»

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