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tune

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tune

  1. 1 a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect <hummed a little tune while I sorted the laundry> Synonyms air, lay, song, strain, melody, warbleRelated Words descant (also discant); cadence, measure, meter, rhythm; ballad, ditty, hymn, lyric, madrigal

  2. 2 a state of consistency <your negative assessment of the restaurant seems to be in tune with the opinions of the critics> Synonyms accord, accordance, agreement, conformance, congruence, congruency, congruity, consonance, harmony, conformityRelated Words compatibility; assimilation, integration; oneness, solidarity, togetherness; affinity, empathy, sympathyNear Antonyms contrast, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, diverseness, diversity, unlikeness; deviance, divergence; discord, discordance, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, disunity, friction, strife; variability, variance; incompatibilityAntonyms conflict, disagreement, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

  3. 3 an approximate amount, extent, or degree <retail rents on the fashionable street can run to the tune of $100,000 a year> Synonyms matter, neighborhood, vicinityRelated Words ballpark; nearness, proximity




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