out of tune definition, out of tune meaning | English dictionary

out of tune exp.
(lit., about sounds) disharmonious, dissonant; (fig.) out of order; dysfunctional

Additional comments:

aliseyedabadi:

tune out

SyiqqilA:

waterman

DavinchiD:

set off

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tune

  

      n  
1    a melody, esp. one for which harmony is not essential  
2    the most important part in a musical texture  
the cello has the tune at that point     
3    the condition of producing accurately pitched notes, intervals, etc. (esp. in the phrases in tune, out of tune)  
he can't sing in tune     
4    accurate correspondence of pitch and intonation between instruments (esp. in the phrases in tune, out of tune)  
the violin is not in tune with the piano     
5    the correct adjustment of a radio, television, or some other electronic circuit with respect to the required frequency (esp. in the phrases in tune, out of tune)  
6    a frame of mind; disposition or mood  
7    Obsolete   a musical sound; note  
8    call the tune   to be in control of the proceedings  
9    change one's tune or sing another (or a different) tune   to alter one's attitude or tone of speech  
10    to the tune of  
Informal   to the amount or extent of  
costs to the tune of a hundred pounds     
      vb  
11    to adjust (a musical instrument or a changeable part of one) to a certain pitch  
12    to adjust (a note, etc.) so as to bring it into harmony or concord  
13    tr   to adapt or adjust (oneself); attune  
to tune oneself to a slower life     
14    tr; often foll by: up   to make fine adjustments to (an engine, machine, etc.) to obtain optimum performance  
15      (Electronics)   to adjust (one or more circuits) for resonance at a desired frequency  
16    Obsolete   to utter (something) musically or in the form of a melody; sing,   (See also)        tune in       tune up  
     (C14: variant of tone)  


fine-tune  
      vb  
tr   to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance  
signature tune  
      n     (Brit)   a melody used to introduce or identify a television or radio programme, a dance band, a performer, etc.,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    theme song  
tune in  
      vb   adv; often foll by: to  
1    to adjust (a radio or television) to receive (a station or programme)  
2    Slang   to make or become more aware, knowledgeable, etc. (about)  
tune up  
      vb   adv  
1    to adjust (a musical instrument) to a particular pitch, esp. a standard one  
2    (esp. of an orchestra or other instrumental ensemble) to tune (instruments) to a common pitch  
3    tr   to adjust (an engine) in (a car, etc.) to improve performance  
      n  
  tune-up  
4    adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance  
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tune

  

      n  
1    air, melody, melody line, motif, song, strain, theme  
2    agreement, concert, concord, consonance, euphony, harmony, pitch, sympathy, unison  
3    attitude, demeanour, disposition, frame of mind, mood  
4    call the tune      be in charge, be in command, be in control, call the shots     (slang)   command, dictate, govern, lead, rule, rule the roost  
5    change one's tune      change one's mind, do an about-face, have a change of heart, reconsider, take a different tack, think again  
      vb  
6    adapt, adjust, attune, bring into harmony, harmonize, pitch, regulate  
  
Antonyms     
,       n  
2    clashing, conflict, contention, disagreement, discord, discordance, disharmony, disunity, friction  

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