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Tune \Tune\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tuned; p. pr. & vb. n. Tuning.]

  1. To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds; to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone of; as, to tune a piano or a violin. `` Tune your harps.''

  2. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.

    For now to sorrow must I tune my song.

  3. To sing with melody or harmony.

    Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow, Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.

  4. To put into a proper state or disposition.

  1. Adjusted in pitch or resonance. v

  2. (en-past of: tune)

  1. adj. brought to correct pitch; "his tuned violin"; "the attuned instruments" [syn: attuned]

  2. so adjusted as to be appropriate or brought into harmony; "an industry not attuned to the demands of the market"; "a remark keyed to the situation"; "charges finely tuned to the amount a student can afford" [syn: attuned, keyed]

  3. tuned in equal temperament; or so tuned as to allow modulation into other keys


Usage examples of "tuned".

For this purpose the two plates must be acoustically tuned to each other and placed not too far apart.

It chanced that out of one of the bundles there stuck the end of what the clerk saw to be a cittern, so drawing it forth, he tuned it up and twanged a harmony to the merry lilt which the dancers played.

She was in a state of exalted awareness, her every sense tuned to the dreamscape unfolding around her.

The words emerged with surprising fluidity, as if some stiff part of her mind had suddenly been tuned and lubricated.

Gerri natters on, from bats and sex and reincarnation to -- working hard now to amuse her audience -- stale crowd-pleasers of lust and gaucherie among her wealthy clientele, Rho is pleasantly tuned to the resonant sound of hissing meat.

Thibodeaux considered the Hurican an upscale blues club because of the perfectly tuned piano he owned.

Ah, Love that made my life a Iyric cry, Ah, Love that tuned my lips to Iyres of thine, I taught the world thy music, now alone I sing for one who falls asleep to hear.

Hank tuned out the racket drifting in from the sidewalk in front of the Jiffy Stop.

It was all part of the process of getting tuned in to the country, which we took seriously-so much so there was a strong rumor going around at one stage that the boys in B Squadron were taking lambada lessons at Bartestree Village Hall.

Then she tuned the lutar and hummed through the spell, mentally fixing the words in her mind.

Santa onica and keep it clear of LAX--Los Angeles big, busy airport just next to Santa He tuned Grand Canyon Airport into the Loran set the required course, and relaxed.

She tuned it low and made a direct connection with Orichalc in the saloon.

They were not tuned to the psychographic patterns of single persons, but coarsely, in irresistible strength to all living matter containing given amino-chain molecules.

From an orange tree beyond the shaddocks came mockingbird song that filled the pause like tuned bells.

But she heard, shimmering across hard, empty fields, the timbreless, haunting notes of the cyrillaya, tuned to the victory of the hunt withm the forests.