Pronunciation: tūnd
n.1.A sound; a note; a tone.
2.(Mus.) 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.
3.Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Tuned (tūnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Tuning.]
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.
- Milton.
3.To sing with melody or harmony.
4.To put into a proper state or disposition.
v. i.1.To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.
2.To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.
Noun1.Tunetune - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
2.tune - the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune"
3.tune - the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
Verb1.tune - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
Synonyms: tune up
2.tune - of musical instruments; "My piano needs to be tuned"
Synonyms: tune up
untune - cause to be out of tune; "Don't untune that string!"
(jargon)tune - (From musical, possibly via automotive, usage) To optimise a program or system for a particular environment, especially by adjusting numerical parameters designed as hooks for tuning, e.g. by changing "#define" lines in C. One may "tune for time" (fastest execution), "tune for space" (least memory use), or "tune for configuration" (most efficient use of hardware).

See bum, hot spot, hand-hacking.
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