♦ tune

♦ tune
♦ tune /tju:n, USA tu:n/
n.
1 (mus.) melodia; aria; motivo; motivetto: old tunes, vecchie melodie; to hum [to whistle] a popular tune, canticchiare [fischiettare] un motivetto popolare; DIALOGO-Discussing music- I've only heard a couple of their tunes, ho sentito solo un paio dei loro pezzi
2 [u] (mus.) armonia (anche fig.); accordo: The curtains are not in tune with the wallpaper, le tende non sono in armonia con la carta da parati; to be in tune [out of tune] with one's colleagues, andare d'accordo [essere in disaccordo] coi propri colleghi
3 [u] (mus.) tono: The girl is singing out of tune, la ragazza sta cantando fuori tono; to sing in tune, cantare in tono; essere intonato
4 [u] (radio, TV) sintonia
5 (slang USA) disco (di musica)
● (mecc.) tune-up, messa a punto (di un motore) □ (fig.) to call the tune, decidere; dirigere; comandare; essere il capo □ (fig.) to change one's tune (o to sing another tune), cambiare musica (fig.); cambiar tono; cambiare registro □ to get out of tune, uscir di tono; stonare □ in tune, intonato; armonico; (radio, TV) sintonizzato □ (fig.) to be in tune with, intonarsi, accordarsi, essere in armonia con (l'ambiente, il periodo storico, ecc.) □ out of tune, stonato; scordato; (radio, TV) non sintonizzato; (fig.) non in armonia: The organ is out of tune, l'organo è scordato □ (fig.) to be out of tune with, non intonarsi, stonare con □ (rif. a danze in locale da ballo) to the tunes of, (con l') orchestra di (segue il nome) □ (fam.) to the tune of, per la bellezza di (fig.): I'm out of pocket to the tune of 600 pounds, ci ho rimesso la bellezza di 600 sterline □ Give us a tune!, cantaci qualcosa!
(to) tune /tju:n, USA tu:n/
A v. t.
1 (mus.) accordare: to tune a piano, accordare un pianoforte
2 (fig.) mettere in accordo; armonizzare; aggiustare; regolare
3 (radio, TV) sintonizzare (un apparecchio)
4 (elettron.) accordare; sintonizzare
5 (mecc., spesso to tune up) mettere a punto (un motore); regolare, registrare: to tune up a car correctly, regolare bene il motore di un'auto
B v. i.
1 essere in armonia; armonizzare
2 (radio, TV) sintonizzarsi
3 (fig.) essere sulla stessa lunghezza d'onda (fig.)
to tune in, intonare (un canto, ecc.) □ to tune in (to), (radio) sintonizzare l'apparecchio (su: una stazione, un programma); (fig. fam.) mettersi sulla stessa lunghezza d'onda, sintonizzarsi (con: un modo di pensare, ecc.): Tune in again tomorrow, sintonizzatevi su questa stazione di nuovo domani! □ to tune out, spegnere (la radio); sopprimere (musica, ecc.); (fig. fam.) essere indifferente, non in sintonia; smettere d'ascoltare (la radio, la TV, un oratore, ecc.); disinteressarsi, distrarsi □ to tune up, (dell'orchestra) accordare gli strumenti; cominciare a suonare (o a cantare); (scherz.: di un bambino) mettersi a frignare; (mecc.) mettere a punto, regolare, registrare (un motore, ecc.) □ (radio, TV) «Stay tuned!», «restate con noi!».

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