out of tune

idiom

1
: in a state in which the correct musical sound is not played or sung
The piano was out of tune.
2
: in a state in which people do not agree with or understand one another
usually + with
His speech was completely out of tune with our concerns.
3
: in a state in which one thing does not agree with or match another
usually + with
His values are out of tune with the times.

Examples of out of tune in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the researchers said that being out of tune with circadian rhythms could lead to additional weight gain. Megan Schmidt, Discover Magazine, 9 Nov. 2018 Texas won, 27-25, on a 40-yard field goal with no time left, the final indignity of a Big 12 swan song woefully out of tune. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 15 June 2023 For example, the piano that plays the theme song is audibly out of tune. Delia Casadei, The Conversation, 31 May 2023 The Gators were out of tune pretty much all day in Music City. Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 20 Nov. 2022 Mills was drawn to the chord movement, which Aaron Dessner recorded on a Korg MS-20 monophonic synthesizer that was deliberately out of tune. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 21 Nov. 2021 His mid-century modern ideal was soon seen by many as a dated architectural monstrosity, out of tune with the city’s historic nature. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, 1 Feb. 2021 And any mistake gives the impression of singing out of tune. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 15 June 2020 The tricky valveless trumpets weren’t the most polished, though, and the petite chalumeau, a precursor of the clarinet, veered in and out of tune. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 21 Nov. 2022

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“Out of tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20tune. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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