to the tune of

Definition of to the tune of

  1. 1 :  using the tune of (a particular song) Amusing lyrics were sung to the tune of “New York, New York.”

  2. 2 informal —used to emphasize a large amount of money A telecommunications company funded the event to the tune of several million dollars.

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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