tune in

verb

tuned in; tuning in; tunes in

transitive verb

: to listen to or view a broadcast of
tuned in the weather report

intransitive verb

1
: to listen to or view a broadcast
tune in next week for the conclusion
2
: to associate oneself with what is happening or one's surroundings

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For more on this story, tune in to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT or check your local listings. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 12 Jan. 2023 Millions more will tune in from home to witness the chaotic revelry of the Times Square celebration, a tradition that started as early as 1904, according to the Time Square Alliance. Theara Coleman, The Week, 30 Dec. 2022 Those who have already ditched regular cable can also tune in and stream the event with either FuboTV or Paramount+ with a premium subscription package. al, 23 Dec. 2022 For example, busy executives may tune in to the event from their phones while traveling, saving time in their day. Vaibhav Jain, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 Viewers can also tune in on Paramount+, where the program will be available for streaming. Katie Reul, Variety, 16 Dec. 2022 So tune in for that on December 12th on essence.com. Essence, 7 Dec. 2022 To watch Winston's win again, tune in to an encore presentation of the 2022 National Dog Show on November 26 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT/MT) on NBC. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2022 This is as close to a musical as these Christmas movies get, so Les Miserables fans should definitely tune in. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 23 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of tune in was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Tune in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tune%20in. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

tune in

verb
1
: to listen to or view a broadcast
tune in next week for the conclusion
2
: to pay attention to what is happening or to one's surroundings

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