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 for tune
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tune \Tune\ (t[=u]n), v. i.
     1. To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical
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              Whilst tuning to the water's fall,
              The small birds sang to her.          --Drayton.
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     2. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing
        without pronouncing words; to hum. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tune \Tune\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tuned (t[=u]nd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Tuning.]
     1. To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds;
        to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone
        of; as, to tune a piano or a violin. " Tune your harps."
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     2. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to
        make harmonious.
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              For now to sorrow must I tune my song. --Milton.
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     3. To sing with melody or harmony.
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              Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow,
              Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
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     4. To put into a proper state or disposition. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tune \Tune\ (t[=u]n), n. [A variant of tone.]
     1. A sound; a note; a tone. "The tune of your voices."
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     2. (Mus.)
        (a) A rhythmical, melodious, symmetrical series of tones
            for one voice or instrument, or for any number of
            voices or instruments in unison, or two or more such
            series forming parts in harmony; a melody; an air; as,
            a merry tune; a mournful tune; a slow tune; a psalm
            tune. See Air.
        (b) The state of giving the proper sound or sounds; just
            intonation; harmonious accordance; pitch of the voice
            or an instrument; adjustment of the parts of an
            instrument so as to harmonize with itself or with
            others; as, the piano, or the organ, is not in tune.
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                  Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh.
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     3. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or
        humor; right mood.
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              A child will learn three times as much when he is in
              tune, as when he . . . is dragged unwillingly to
              [his task].                           --Locke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she
           was humming an air from Beethoven" [syn: tune, melody,
           air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase]
      2: the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch;
         "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune"
      3: the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a
         required frequency
      v 1: adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine" [syn:
           tune, tune up]
      2: adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs
         to be tuned" [syn: tune, tune up] [ant: untune]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  171 Moby Thesaurus words for "tune":
     French pitch, accommodate, accord, accordance, adapt, adjust,
     adjust to, agreement, air, align, aria, assimilate, assonate,
     atone, attend to, attune, attunement, be aware of, be blind to,
     be harmonious, be in tune, blend, calibrate, canto, cantus,
     capacitate, carol, chant, chart, chime, chiming, chord, chorus,
     classical pitch, codify, composition, concentus, concert, concord,
     concordance, condition, conform, conformity, consonance,
     consonancy, consort, coordinate, correspondence, cut to, depth,
     descant, dial, diapason, disregard, dulcetness, enable, equalize,
     equip, euphony, extent, fit, fix, furnish, gear to, harmonics,
     harmonize, harmony, heavy harmony, height, high pitch, homologate,
     homologize, homophony, ignore, integrate, key, key to, lay, line,
     listen to, low pitch, magnitude, make plumb, make uniform, matter,
     measure, mellifluence, mellifluousness, melodia, melodic line,
     melodiousness, melodize, melody, methodize, monochord, monody,
     motif, musical quality, musical sound, musicality, musicalize,
     neighborhood, new philharmonic pitch, normalize, note, number,
     organize, pay attention to, philharmonic pitch,
     philosophical pitch, piece, pitch, plan, proportion, put in trim,
     put in tune, qualify, range, rationalize, reconcile, rectify,
     refrain, register, regularize, regulate, right, routinize, set,
     set right, settle, similarize, solo, solo part, song, soprano part,
     sound in tune, sound together, standard pitch, standardize, strain,
     string, suit, sweetness, symphonize, symphony, sync, synchronism,
     synchronization, synchronize, systematize, tailor, theme,
     three-part harmony, tonality, tone, tone down, tone up, treble,
     trim to, true, true up, tune out, tune up, tunefulness, understand,
     unison, unisonance, vicinity, vocalize, voice, warble

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [from automotive or musical usage] To optimize a program or system for a
      particular environment, esp. by adjusting numerical parameters designed as
      hooks for tuning, e.g., by changing #define lines in C. One may tune for
      time (fastest execution), tune for space (least memory use), or tune for
      configuration (most efficient use of hardware). See hot spot, {

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (From musical, possibly via automotive, usage) To
     optimise a program or system for a particular environment,
     especially by adjusting numerical parameters designed as
     hooks for tuning, e.g. by changing "#define" lines in C.
     One may "tune for time" (fastest execution), "tune for space"
     (least memory use), or "tune for configuration" (most
     efficient use of hardware).
     See bum, hot spot, hand-hacking.
     [{Jargon File]

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