Tune


Tune
Tune Tune, n. [A variant of tone.] 1. A sound; a note; a tone. ``The tune of your voices.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) (a) A rhythmical, melodious, symmetrical series of tones for one voice or instrument, or for any number of voices or instruments in unison, or two or more such series forming parts in harmony; a melody; an air; as, a merry tune; a mournful tune; a slow tune; a psalm tune. See {Air}. (b) The state of giving the proper, sound or sounds; just intonation; harmonious accordance; pitch of the voice or an instrument; adjustment of the parts of an instrument so as to harmonize with itself or with others; as, the piano, or the organ, is not in tune. [1913 Webster]

Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood. [1913 Webster]

A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune, as when he . . . is dragged unwillingly to [his task]. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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