Definition of 'tune'
Video: pronunciation of 'tune'
Example sentences containing 'tune'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The find was made while the upright instrument was being tuned. The Sun (2017)We were totally in tune with one another. Times, Sunday Times (2017)An average of one million viewers tuned in to the first series shown earlier this year. The Sun (2016)She truly cannot sing in tune and puts the rest of us o, to the point that some move away from her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Write the theme tune, sing the theme tune, eh? Times, Sunday Times (2016)I. AM isn't feeling the says his show is the one want to tune in for. The Sun (2017)We can tune the engine either way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Barbra will also perform new tunes and old classics. The Sun (2009)Old radio signature tunes and royal music are on the agenda. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Which is the oldest protest song without a tune. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You meet your new love as your favourite tune plays. The Sun (2011)When did you last hear a milkman whistling a current pop tune? Times, Sunday Times (2006)He tuned the first one too tightly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do you keep tuning your radio to cowboy music? Times, Sunday Times (2006)How does that tune about singing in the valleys go again? The Sun (2012)Some people put body kits on their cars and spend immeasurable amounts of time tuning their engine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He cannot face the music when the tune is not to his liking. Truman (1986)That he sang in tune and remembered the lyrics was perhaps its own triumph on a night of innocuous abandon. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The industry is not only geared to speed on the racetrack but also is finely tuned to quick delivery times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Indeed that mention of tunes points to the two rather different edges of revolution to which the new hymn book looked. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Do you remember the theme tune? The Sun (2008)To make tunes that powerful he must have poured his life into each note, right? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But your body's a finely tuned machine. The Sun (2015)They said sub-zero temperatures would have put their instruments out of tune. The Sun (2009)With solid tunes and great song construction, this is not simply a nostalgia trip. The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'tune'
In Common Usage. tune is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'tune'
British English: tune /tjuːn/ NOUN
A tune is a series of musical notes that is pleasant to listen to.
...a merry little tune.
- American English: tune
- Arabic: لـَحْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: melodia
- Chinese: 音调
- Croatian: melodija
- Czech: melodie
- Danish: sang
- Dutch: wijsje
- European Spanish: tonada
- Finnish: sävelmä
- French: air chanson
- German: Melodie
- Greek: μελωδία
- Italian: melodia
- Japanese: 曲
- Korean: 곡조
- Norwegian: melodi
- Polish: melodia
- European Portuguese: melodia
- Romanian: melodie
- Russian: мелодия
- Spanish: tonada
- Swedish: melodi
- Thai: ทำนอง
- Turkish: melodi
- Ukrainian: мелодія
- Vietnamese: giai điệu
British English: tune VERB
When someone tunes a musical instrument, they adjust it so that it produces the right notes.
We do tune our guitars before we go on', he insisted.
Definition of tune from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.