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British English: /tjuːn/
American English: /t(j)un/

Translation of tune in French:


  • 1 (Music) to dance/sing something to the tune of something
    danser/chanter quelque chose sur l'air de quelque chose
  • 2 (Music) (accurate pitch) See examples: to be in/out of tune
    être/ne pas être en accord
    with avec
    to sing in/out of tune an out-of-tune piano/violin
    un piano/violon désaccordé
  • 3
    (amount)to the tune of
    pour un montant de
    to be in debt/have costs to the tune of £50,000
    avoir des dettes/des frais pour un montant de 50 000 livres

transitive verb

  • (musical instrument) to à
    (car engine, radio, TV, signal) to sur
    stay tuned!
    restez à l'écoute!


to call the tune

to change one's tune to sing a different tune

to dance to somebody's tune

se plier aux exigences de quelqu'un

Phrasal verbs

tune in

mettre la radio
to tune in to
se mettre à l'écoute de
régler sur
2 tune [something] in
to sur

tune out

(informal) (American English)
1 tune out
2 tune [somebody] out
ne pas écouter

tune up

2 tune up [something], tune [something] up
(musical instrument)

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