to the tune of


: using the tune of (a particular song)
Amusing lyrics were sung to the tune of "New York, New York."
used to emphasize that the amount or extent of something (such as money) is considerable
A telecommunications company funded the event to the tune of several million dollars.He put his email address on the scoreboard, urging fans to give him their input (to the tune of 400 messages a day, all answered personally).Richard Hoffer

Dictionary Entries Near to the tune of

Cite this Entry

“To the tune of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?