in tune

Definition of in tune

  1. 1 :  in a state in which the correct musical sound is played or sung adjusted the guitar until it was in tune

  2. 2 :  in a state in which people agree with or understand one another The president and his followers were clearly in tune. —usually + with The new supervisor is not in tune with the needs of the staff.

  3. 3 :  in a state in which one thing agrees with or matches another —usually + with His formal clothing was in tune with the occasion.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  quality of sound :  tone

    :  manner of utterance :  intonation

    :  phonetic modulation

  1. :  to adjust in musical pitch or cause to be in tune

    :  to bring into harmony :  attune

    :  to make more precise, intense, or effective

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