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tune

Pronunciation: /tuːn; tjuːn/

Translation of tune in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (melody) melodía (feminine); (piece) canción (feminine), tonada (feminine) I remember the tune, but not the words me acuerdo de la música pero no de la letra there's not much tune to his songs uncountable/no numerable sus canciones no tienen mucha melodía or no son muy melódicas I'm sick of hearing the same old tune estoy harto de oír siempre la misma cantinela [colloquial/familiar] to call the tune llevar la batuta or la voz cantante to change one's tune cambiar de parecer to dance to another tune ponerse* como una malva to the tune of sth expenses to the tune of $500 a day 500 dólares al día en concepto de gastos de representación to the tune of the Marseillaise con la música de la Marsellesa
    Example sentences
    • Jayachandran dismisses the allegation that some of the music composers lift the tune from old songs.
    • For the fanfares and songs, the music director used tunes from Byrd's Battle and other programmatic courtly pieces.
    • The music was some catchy tunes by Richard Rodgers that my friend and I were humming incessantly!
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (correct pitch) to sing out of tune desafinar, desentonar to sing in tune cantar bien this string is in/out of tune esta cuerda está afinada/desafinada to be in/out of tune with sth/sb a leader in tune with the people un líder en sintonía con el pueblo the building is quite out of tune with its surroundings el edificio desentona or no está en armonía con su entorno

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Music/Música] [instrument] afinar 1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] [engine] poner* a punto, afinar 1.3 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] sintonizar* stay tuned for more details para más información permanezca en nuestra sintonía

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [Radio] [Television/Televisión] to tune to sth [to station/wavelength] sintonizar* algo

Phrasal verbs

tune in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] to tune in to sth sintonizar* (con) algo tune in (to us) again tomorrow sintonícenos otra vez or sintonice otra vez con nosotros mañana 1.2 (become receptive) [colloquial/familiar] to tune in to sth sintonizar* con algo to tune in to sb's way of thinking sintonizar* con la manera de pensar de algn

tune out

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (stop listening to) [colloquial/familiar] [speaker] dejar de prestar atención; [news] dejar de escuchar 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (exclude) [interference/signal] deshacerse* de

tune up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[Music/Música] afinar

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