Translation of "tune" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /tjuːn/ us /tun/

A2 a song

I downloaded some good tunes.

a series of musical notes that are nice to listen to

He was humming a tune.

(Translation of “tune” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /tjuːn/

musical notes put together in a particular (melodic and pleasing) order; melody

He played a tune on the violin.
tuneful adjective

having a good, clear, pleasant etc tune

That song is very tuneful.
tunefully adverb

tunefulness noun

cualidad de melodioso
tuneless adjective

without a good etc tune; unmusical

disonante, discordante; carente de armonía
The child was singing in a tuneless voice.
tunelessly adverb

de modo disonante
He was whistling tunelessly.
tunelessness noun

disonancia, discordancia
tuner noun

( also piano-tuner) a person whose profession is tuning pianos.


the dial on a radio etc used to tune in to the different stations.


a radio which is part of a stereo system.

change one’s tune

to change one’s attitude, opinions etc

cambiar de disco/opinión
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

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

Someone in the choir isn’t (singing) in tune.
out of tune

not in tune

She was singing out of tune.
tune in phrasal verb

to tune a radio (to a particular station or programme/program)

We usually tune (the radio) in to the news.
tune up phrasal verb

(of an orchestra etc) to tune instruments

The band were tuning up just before the performance.

(Translation of “tune” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)