out of tune

Definition of out of tune

  1. 1 :  in a state in which the correct musical sound is not played or sung The piano was out of tune.

  2. 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. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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  1. :  a pleasing succession of musical tones :  melody

    :  a dominant theme

    :  agreement, harmony

  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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