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tune

noun /tjuːn/
musical notes put together in a particular (melodic and pleasing) order; a melody
die Melodie
He played a tune on the violin.
tuneful adjective having a good, clear, pleasant etc tune
melodisch
That song is very tuneful.
tunefully adverb
melodisch
tunefulness noun
die Melodik
tuneless adjective without a good etc tune; unmusical
unmelodisch
The child was singing in a tuneless voice.
tunelessly adverb
unmelodisch
tunelessness noun
das Unmelodische
tuner noun (also piano-tuner) a person whose profession is tuning pianos.
der/die Instrumentenstimmer(in)
the dial on a radio etc used to tune in to the different stations.
der Tuner
a radio which is part of a stereo system.
der Tuner
change one’s tune to change one’s attitude, opinions etc
seine Einstellung ändern
He soon changed his tune when he realized tha there was money to be mede from the situation.
in tune (of a musical instrument) having been adjusted so as to give the correct pitches
richtig gestimmt
Is the violin in tune with the piano?
(of a person’s singing voice) at the same pitch as that of other voices or instruments
richtige Tonhöhe
Someone in the choir isn’t (singing) in tune.
out of tune not in tune
verstimmt
She was singing out of tune.
tune in to tune a radio (to a particular station or programme)
einstellen
We usually tune (the radio) in to the news.
tune up (of an orchestra etc) to tune instruments
stimmen
The band were tuning up just before the performance.
Translations of “tune”
in Korean 곡, 곡조, 선율…
in Arabic أغنيّة, لَحْن…
in French air…
in Italian canzone, musica, melodia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲調, 曲調,曲子, 旋律…
in Russian мелодия…
in Turkish ezgi, melodi, nağme…
in Polish melodia…
in Spanish melodía…
in Portuguese música, melodia…
in Catalan melodia…
in Japanese 曲, 歌, メロディー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲调, 曲调,曲子, 旋律…
(Definition of tune from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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