in tune

idiom

1
: in a state in which the correct musical sound is played or sung
adjusted the guitar until it was in tune
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
: in a state in which one thing agrees with or matches another
usually + with
His formal clothing was in tune with the occasion.

Examples of in tune in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking of not sleeping, N.Y.C.’s Soho district is filled with world-class shopping, culture, and entertainment options that keep you in tune with the latest. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 6 Apr. 2024 There are medical providers out there who are not as in tune with this, or refuse to believe that someone can be this sick for this long and not have any biomarkers or physical-exam findings that support their feelings. Théoden Janes, Charlotte Observer, 5 Apr. 2024 This was in tune with Existenzminimum [a concept that was developed in response to the German housing crisis of the 1920s]. Evan Moffitt, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Millie Bobby Brown is in tune with her skin’s mood. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 26 Mar. 2024 Older bass that have been through the spawning ritual a number of times are more in tune with indicators like water temperature and the length of the days. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 21 Mar. 2024 The center section is much more in tune with the Shenandoah Valley. Josh Crutchmer, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 Beijing’s panda diplomacy with Washington began in 1972, but the number of loans to the US have dwindled in recent years in tune with worsening US-China relations. Taylor Romine, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 So, can the new voices sing in tune with the volume nob not on 11? Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2024

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“In tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20tune. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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