|1.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence|
|Synonyms:||melody air strain line melodic_phrase melodic_line|
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
|Related terms:||music part theme leitmotiv glissando theme_song flourish signature roulade countermelody phrase melodize|
|2.||[ verb ] adjust for functioning|
"tune the engine"
|Related terms:||adjust tune_in service fine-tune tune-up|
|3.||[ noun ] the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency|
|4.||[ noun ] (music) the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch|
"he cannot sing in tune" "the clarinet was out of tune"
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10831|
|6.||[ verb ] (music) of musical instruments|
"My piano needs to be tuned"
|Related terms:||untune adjust|