Definition of autotune in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəʊtjuːn/


(also US trademark Auto-Tune)
A device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a computer program which enables the correction of an out-of-tune vocal performance.
Example sentences
  • Basically, the idea is you take real news and real newsmakers, and you put them through an auto tune.
  • Turn on the radio and without turning the dial you find one-hit wonders, wanna-be gangsters, lying fools, and most importantly autotune.
  • Sonically, the song is great, but for Brown to constantly drown his voice in auto-tune is getting annoying.


[with object]
1Tune (something) automatically: there’s also an FM radio which can autotune stations and has a ‘record’ option
More example sentences
  • You can autotune up to 10 programmes at a time.
  • It's like a roadtrip to hell where the radio autotunes to whatever's heaviest.
  • Switch the box to "game" when you're using it, switch to the TV/Cable input manually, and don't let your TV try to autotune its way to a signal.
1.1Alter the pitch of (a voice recording) by means of a computer program: vocals are often autotuned to fake perfection (as adjective autotuned) Cher is the woman that many credit for bringing autotuned vocals into mainstream music
More example sentences
  • She sounds so good she almost sounds autotuned.
  • While we may cringe at the autotuned quality of her voice, we can't help but agree with the lyrics.
  • The only music available was the lute and your natural voice, so that ruled out autotuned pop stars.

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