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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tune /ˈtun, ˈtjun/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tune v. i.
 1. To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.
 Whilst tuning to the water's fall,
 The small birds sang to her.   --Drayton.
 2. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tune n.
 1. A sound; a note; a tone. “The tune of your voices.”
 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.
    Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh.   --Shak.
 3. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
    A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune, as when he . . . is dragged unwillingly to [his task].   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Milton.
 3. To sing with melody or harmony.
 Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow,
 Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.   --Milton.
 4. To put into a proper state or disposition.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she
           was humming an air from Beethoven" [syn: melody, air,
            strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase]
      2: the property of producing accurately a note of a given
         pitch; "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of
      3: the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a
         required frequency
      v 1: adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine" [syn: tune
      2: of musical instruments; "My piano needs to be tuned" [syn: tune
         up] [ant: untune]