• Tuning Definition & Synonyms
- () a. & n. from Tune, v.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tune
• Tun Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell.
- (n.) A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
- (n.) A fermenting vat.
- (v. i.) To put into tuns, or casks.
- (n.) A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.
- (n.) An indefinite large quantity.
- (n.) A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
- (n.) A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.
• Tune Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.
- (v. i.) To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.
- (v. t.) To sing with melody or harmony.
- (n.) A sound; a note; a tone.
- (n.) A rhythmical, melodious, symmetrical series of tones for one voice or instrument, or for any number of voices or instruments in unison, or two or more such series forming parts in harmony; a melody; an air; as, a merry tune; a mournful tune; a slow tune; a psalm tune. See Air.
- (n.) Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
- (v. t.) To put into a proper state or disposition.
- (v. t.) To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds; to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone of; as, to tune a piano or a violin.
- (n.) The state of giving the proper, sound or sounds; just intonation; harmonious accordance; pitch of the voice or an instrument; adjustment of the parts of an instrument so as to harmonize with itself or with others; as, the piano, or the organ, is not in tune.
- (v. t.) To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.