Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “attuned to”

See all translations

attuned to

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈtjuːnd/ us    /-ˈtuːnd/
able to understand, or being very familiar with: A good nurse has to be attuned to the needs of his or her patients. If your ears are attuned to a particular sound, they are able to recognize it very easily: A mother's ears are attuned to even the slightest variation in her baby's breathing.
(Definition of attuned to from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of attuned to?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “attuned to” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More