tune - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

present tense
present participletuning
past tensetuned
past participletuned
  1. 1



    tune up


    Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

    to make small changes to a musical instrument so that it produces the correct notes
  2. 2
    [usually passive] to set a radio or television to a particular station or programme

    The television in the corner was tuned to BBC2.

    1. a.
      to watch or to listen to a particular programme or station
      stay tuned (to something) (=keep watching or listening):

      Stay tuned for the latest weather report.

  3. 3
    to develop or to train someone or something

    Try to tune your ear to distinguish between the sounds.

    finely tuned:

    It takes a finely tuned athlete to perform in a triathlon.