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If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.
Count Basie

Meaning of "tune" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TUNE

Variant of tone.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TUNE

tune  [tjuːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tune is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tune in English.

WHAT DOES TUNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tune

Tune may refer to: ▪ A melody ▪ A tune-family ▪ To tune an instrument ▪ To tune a radio ▪ To tune a car ▪ To tune an engine ▪ A tune, a short piece of instrumental music, usually with repeating sections, and often played a number of times ▪ British slang term, often said when referring to a piece of music that is enjoyed ▪ Tune, a village in Denmark ▪ Tune, a village in Norway ▪ Tune ship, a museum exhibition in Norway ▪ Tune Ventures, Malaysian investment company ▪ Tune, a Japanese fashion magazine...

Definition of tune in the English dictionary

The first definition of tune in the dictionary is a melody, esp one for which harmony is not essential. Other definition of tune is the most important part in a musical texture. Tune is also the condition of producing accurately pitched notes, intervals, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TUNE

PRESENT

Present
I tune
you tune
he/she/it tunes
we tune
you tune
they tune
Present continuous
I am tuning
you are tuning
he/she/it is tuning
we are tuning
you are tuning
they are tuning
Present perfect
I have tuned
you have tuned
he/she/it has tuned
we have tuned
you have tuned
they have tuned
Present perfect continuous
I have been tuning
you have been tuning
he/she/it has been tuning
we have been tuning
you have been tuning
they have been tuning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tuned
you tuned
he/she/it tuned
we tuned
you tuned
they tuned
Past continuous
I was tuning
you were tuning
he/she/it was tuning
we were tuning
you were tuning
they were tuning
Past perfect
I had tuned
you had tuned
he/she/it had tuned
we had tuned
you had tuned
they had tuned
Past perfect continuous
I had been tuning
you had been tuning
he/she/it had been tuning
we had been tuning
you had been tuning
they had been tuning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tune
you will tune
he/she/it will tune
we will tune
you will tune
they will tune
Future continuous
I will be tuning
you will be tuning
he/she/it will be tuning
we will be tuning
you will be tuning
they will be tuning
Future perfect
I will have tuned
you will have tuned
he/she/it will have tuned
we will have tuned
you will have tuned
they will have tuned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tuning
you will have been tuning
he/she/it will have been tuning
we will have been tuning
you will have been tuning
they will have been tuning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tune
you would tune
he/she/it would tune
we would tune
you would tune
they would tune
Conditional continuous
I would be tuning
you would be tuning
he/she/it would be tuning
we would be tuning
you would be tuning
they would be tuning
Conditional perfect
I would have tune
you would have tune
he/she/it would have tune
we would have tune
you would have tune
they would have tune
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tuning
you would have been tuning
he/she/it would have been tuning
we would have been tuning
you would have been tuning
they would have been tuning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tune
we let´s tune
you tune
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tune
Past participle
tuned
Present Participle
tuning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TUNE


attune
əˈtjuːn
autoimmune
ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn
autotune
ˈɔːtəʊˌtjuːn
choon
tjuːn
commune
kəˈmjuːn
detune
diːˈtjuːn
dune
djuːn
hyperimmune
ˌhaɪpərɪˈmjuːn
immune
ɪˈmjuːn
impugn
ɪmˈpjuːn
inopportune
ɪnˈɒpəˌtjuːn
lacune
ləˈkjuːn
Neptune
ˈnɛptjuːn
nonimmune
ˌnɒnɪˈmjuːn
opportune
ˈɒpəˌtjuːn
picayune
ˌpɪkəˈjuːn
retune
riːˈtjuːn
rough-hewn
ˌrʌfˈhjuːn
tribune
ˈtrɪbjuːn
triune
ˈtraɪjuːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUNE

tund
tundish
tundra
tundun
tune in
tune out
tune someone grief
tune up
tune-up
tuneable
tuneably
tuneful
tunefully
tunefulness
tuneless
tunelessly
tunelessness
tuner
tuner amplifier
tunesmith

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUNE

aune
Beaune
demilune
fine-tune
fortune
jejune
June
kune
lagune
lune
misfortune
posaune
prune
Pune
rune
sand dune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
Thomas of Erceldoune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of tune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TUNE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tune» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tune

Translation of «tune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUNE

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

Translator English - Chinese

音调
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tonada
570 millions of speakers

English

tune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धुन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لـَحْن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мелодия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

melodia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

air
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tune
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Melodie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

곡조
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

tembang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giai điệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இசைக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ट्यून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

melodi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

melodia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

melodia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мелодія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

melodie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μελωδία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

deuntjie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

melodi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

melodi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tune

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUNE»

The term «tune» is very widely used and occupies the 1.850 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUNE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «TUNE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tune.
1
Brandon Adams
I can sing; I can hold a tune.
2
James Agee
You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
3
Woody Allen
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
4
Adam Baldwin
A lot of the television industry is so cookie-cutter. In general, there are so many shows that are easy and bland to watch. You can tune in at any time and know exactly where you are in the story arc because it's pretty much the same every week.
5
Count Basie
If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune.
6
Ron Ben-Israel
Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty and flavor. It's not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this. You have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.
7
George Benson
The jazz rhythm won't be understood by the bulk of my audience. That's the problem. We can get away with maybe one tune a night. It depends on where we place it. A song like 'Beyond the Sea,' the fans love that. It's fresh.
8
Sarah Brightman
I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Everything is in tune: the voice, the type of music, who I am and who people think I am.
9
Phillips Brooks
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
10
Jeff Buckley
A tune has to resonate with whatever is happening around it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUNE»

Discover the use of tune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
In Tune with God
How are we to honor God with our diverse musical tastes and talents?Lilianne Doukhan takes on this sensitive issue with a remarkable combination of finesse and refreshing candor.
Lilianne Doukhan, 2009
2
Dark Side of the Tune: Popular Music and Violence
Professor Bruce Johnson, Professor Martin Cloonan. This at least we can be clear about: to understand and categorize any musical 'text' as popular music, we have to think also of context. That context includes mediations. The astonishing ...
Professor Bruce Johnson, Professor Martin Cloonan, 2013
3
Dr. McDougall's Digestive Tune-Up
Learn how to heal or prevent a plethora of digestive disorders that plague our society by adopting the dietary principles and lifestyles program recommended in this book. Includes recipes.
John A. McDougall, 2006
4
How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems
Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience and a background of more than 1,000 magazine articles on the subject, engine control expert Jeff Hartman explains everything from the basics of engine management to the building of complicated ...
Jeff Hartman, 2004
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How to Power Tune Rover V-8 Engines: For Road and Track
A brand new title in the best-selling SpeedPro! series.Covers 3.5, 3.9, 4.0 & 4.6 litre engines from 1967 to date.Maximum road or track performance & reliability for minimum money.The author is an engineer with much professional experience ...
Des Hammill, 2005
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Dead Is a Killer Tune
In the seventh installment of the popular Dead Is series, Jessica and the other viragos must find who is responsible for the haunting music that is compelling Nightshade residents to commit crimes.
Marlene Perez, 2012
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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
Also in Sufi Tales … a certain type of "rascal"-with a grin and a wink (and wisdom beyond wisdom) … in the Zen tradition this is known as the School of Crazy Wisdom … Timothy Leary-in his own inimitable way-has become the twentieth ...
Timothy Leary, 2009
8
How to Power Tune MGB 4-Cylinder Engines
Burgess covers the BMC/British Leyland B-series engine (except the early 3-bearing crankshaft unit) as fitted to the MGB and MGB GT. Provides advice on MGB/MGB GT suspension, brakes and dyno tuning.
Peter Burgess, 2003
9
How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems
"How to Tune and Modify Motorcycle Engine Management Systems" provides that guidance. In this book, author Tracy Martin addresses all of a modern motorcycle's engine-control systems and tells you how to get the most out of today's bikes.
Tracy Martin, 2012
10
Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom, and Online Community
Bridging the fields of computer-mediated communication and audience studies, the book shows how verbal and non verbal communicative practices create collaborative interpretations and criticism, group humor, interpersonal relationships, ...
Nancy K. Baym, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tune is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tune Me In wins featured race at Monmouth Park
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc.'s Tune Me In held off a late-charging Mr. Jenney to capture the $41,000 allowance-optional claiming ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
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»
3
Tommy Tune to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony
Tommy Tune, who has collected nine Tony awards as a dancer, choreographer and director, will need to make room on his shelf for a 10th: He will be honored ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
4
Spectre theme tune: Paloma Faith thinks she's ruined her James …
She is among the names being touted to sing the next James Bond theme tune, but Paloma Faith reckons she's scuppered her chances by not being “cool” ... «The Independent, Mar 15»
5
Willow Smith Says Using Auto-Tune Is Like ''Putting a Cloud Over …
Even when discussing fairly simple topics, like Auto-Tune, the 14-year-old singer explains her reasoning for steering away from it in a way that's nothing less ... «E! Online, Mar 15»
6
Watch Jimmy Fallon and Oprah Get Auto-Tuned in a Soap Opera …
On Monday night's The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Oprah Winfrey parodied 80s soap operas by reliving the time they “starred” on “Midnight Meadows.”. «TIME, Dec 14»
7
Catchiest song of all time? A Spice Girls tune, say British scientists …
It asks listeners to try to name a song randomly selected from over 1,000 best-selling tunes when it began playing from the hook – or to take a time trial to see ... «Christian Science Monitor, Nov 14»
8
T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune Is the Most Confusing Thing You …
Remember T-Pain? In the mid-2000s, he was one of the biggest names in popular culture. His hit songs included the use of auto-tune, which synthesized and ... «TIME, Oct 14»
9
The Funky Tune That Was Too Big For Miles DavisWBGO+JAZZ.org
"I asked him for a tune, and he gives me a [expletive deleted] symphony," Davis reportedly said at the time. Decades later, Shorter found the piece "Twin Dragon" ... «NPR, Oct 14»
10
tUnE-yArDs, 'Real Thing'
tUnE-yArDs, 'Real Thing'. October 06, 2014 1:00 PM ET by Bob Boilen • My favorite song from tUnE-yArDs 2014 release Nikki Nack has gotten a wacky, ... «NPR, Oct 14»

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