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tune

noun  us   /tun/

tune noun (MUSICAL NOTES)

[C] a series of musical notes, esp. one that is pleasant and easy to remember; a melody : That’s a very pretty tune.

tune noun (CORRECT MUSICAL NOTES)

[U] the state of being adjusted to the correct pitch (= degree to which a musical note is high or low) : This piano is out of tune (= the notes are too high or low). Paul just can’t sing in tune (= with correctly produced notes).

tune

verb [T]  us   /tun/

tune verb [T] (ADJUST INSTRUMENT)

to adjust a musical instrument so the sounds produced are the correct pitch (= degree to which the sound is high or low): Tune your guitar before you practice.

tune verb [T] (ADJUST SIGNAL)

to move the controls on a radio or television set so that it receives programs broadcast from a particular station: Tune your radio to 88.3 FM.

tune verb [T] (ADJUST ENGINE)

to change the setting of particular parts of an engine so that it works as well as possible: The engine needs tuning.
Translations of “tune”
in Arabic أغنيّة, لَحْن…
in Korean 곡, 곡조, 선율…
in Malaysian tiun…
in French air…
in Turkish ezgi, melodi, nağme…
in Italian canzone, musica, melodia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲調, 曲調,曲子, 旋律…
in Russian мелодия…
in Polish melodia…
in Vietnamese giai điệu…
in Spanish melodía…
in Portuguese música, melodia…
in Thai ทำนอง…
in German die Melodie…
in Catalan melodia…
in Japanese 曲, 歌, メロディー…
in Indonesian lagu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲调, 曲调,曲子, 旋律…
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