auto-tune

verb

au·​to-tune ˈȯ-ˌtō-ˌt(y)ün How to pronounce auto-tune (audio)
variants or Auto-Tune
auto-tuned or Auto-Tuned; auto-tuning or Auto-Tuning; auto-tunes or Auto-Tunes

transitive verb

: to adjust or alter (a recording) with Auto-Tune software especially to correct sung notes that are out of tune

Word History

Etymology

Auto-Tune, trademark for a signal processor

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of auto-tune was in 1997

Dictionary Entries Near auto-tune

Cite this Entry

“Auto-tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auto-tune. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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