When the word "tune" is used as a verb, it refers to an adjustment or a change that is made to a musical instrument, a machine, or some other thing.
- A guitarist tunes a guitar so that the strings sound good together when they are played.
- A piano needs to be tuned because it goes out of tune over time.
- A mechanic tunes a car.
- A manager can fine tune an organization so that it runs properly.
- People who use a radio to listen to music tune in a radio station by turning a knob.
- Television viewers tune in on television programs by finding the time and place when they are broadcast.
When the word "tune" is used as a noun, it refers to music or an adjustment.
- We listened to some tunes on the radio.
- The band played some old tunes.
- That’s a great old tune.
- My car needs a tune up. (You can use "tune up" or "tune" when talking about a car.)
- A tune up involves adjustments to spark plugs, the replacement of filters, and an oil change.
They’re giving this car a tune up.
The phrase "in tune" means that a good relationship exists between or among things or people.
- Marion feels in tune with nature.
- Bob believes he’s in tune with his employees.
- Political candidates try to stay in tune with voters.
- A guitar that’s not in tune is out of tune.
- When a musical instrument is out of tune, it has to be put back in tune in order for a person to play it.
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May 28, 2019