Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tune
IPA transcription: [t'un]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tune, melody, air, strain, melodic_line, line, melodic_phrase
    Meaning: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tune, tune_up
    Meaning: adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
Usage examples
  • Like a great tune to which the planets roll
  • He stood it--to the tune of ten years' penal servitude.
  • Yes, he could play to any man's singing--any tune he liked to call.
  • Right about face, neighbors, and home we go, to the tune of Hail Columby."
  • May--sings all the day; June--changes his tune; July--prepares to fly; August--go he must.
  • Keith joined in, and keeping step to the tune, like two soldiers, they marched on into the house.
  • "The piano is in tune," said Clara, passing them, "but we may have to ask some one to move it for us."
  • He knew but one tune and sang it, as he knew but one code and lived it, and but one girl and loved her.
  • Father and son were really about to drown when they heard a voice like a guitar out of tune call from the sea:
  • But yet the spirit of Job was in a better tune: Shall we (saith he) take good at God's hands, and not be content to take evil also?