Definition of tune


  • a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven". Synonyms: air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain.
  • the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; "he cannot sing in tune", "the clarinet was out of tune".
  • the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency.


  • adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine". Synonyms: tune up.
  • adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs to be tuned". Synonyms: tune up. Antonyms: untune.

Related words

fanfare, flourish, glissando, idea, leitmotif, leitmotiv, part, roulade, service, signature, theme, tucket, tweak, voice.

Words nearby tune

dune, june, rune, tine, tone, tube, tun, tuna, tuner, tung, tyne.

Rhymes with tune

afternoon, attune, baboon, balloon, bassoon, bethune, boon, boone, buffoon, cancun, cardoon, cartoon, cocoon, commune, contrabassoon, coon, croon, dune, festoon, goon.

Start with tune

tunesmiths, tuneups, tunefully, tuners, tuneable, tuneful, tunes, tunelessly, tuner, tuneless, tuned, tuneably, tunefulnesses, tunesmith, tuneup, tunefulness.

End with tune

inopportune, retune, fortune, untune, opportune, importune, misfortune, mistune, attune, preattune.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • tune is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 4 points
  • tune is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 4 points
  • tune is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 6 points
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