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1 tune /ˈtuːn/ Brit /ˈtjuːn/ noun
plural tunes
1 tune
/ˈtuːn/ Brit /ˈtjuːn/
noun
plural tunes
Learner's definition of TUNE
[count]
: a series of musical notes that produce a pleasing sound when played or sung

call the tune

informal
: to be in charge or control of something

change your tune

informal or sing a different tune
: to change the way you talk about something : to have a different opinion about something

dance to someone's tune

see 1dance

in tune

: in a state in which the correct musical sound is played or sung
: in a state in which people agree with or understand one another
usually + with
: in a state in which one thing agrees with or matches another usually + with

out of tune

: in a state in which the correct musical sound is not played or sung
: in a state in which people do not agree with or understand one another usually + with
: in a state in which one thing does not agree with or match another usually + with

to the tune of

: using the tune of (a particular song)
informal used to emphasize a large amount of money
2 tune /ˈtuːn/ Brit /ˈtjuːn/ verb
tunes; tuned; tuning
2 tune
/ˈtuːn/ Brit /ˈtjuːn/
verb
tunes; tuned; tuning
Learner's definition of TUNE
[+ object] : to adjust (a musical instrument) so that it makes the correct sound when played
[+ object] : to make small changes to (something) in order to make it work better
often + up see also fine-tune, tune-up
: to adjust (a radio or television) so that it receives a broadcast clearly
[+ object]
often used as (be) tuned
[no object]
+ to

stay tuned

: to keep watching a television show or listening to a radio broadcast
often used figuratively

tune in

[phrasal verb]
: to watch a television show or listen to a radio broadcast
be tuned in : to understand and be aware of a situation, other people's needs, etc. usually + to

tune out

[phrasal verb] informal
: to stop paying attention to what other people are saying or doing : to become unaware of what is happening around you
tune (someone or something) out or tune out (someone or something) : to ignore or not listen to (someone or something)
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