- n. 曲调；和谐；心情
- vt. 调整；使一致；为…调音
- vi. [电子][通信] 调谐；协调
- n. (Tune)人名；(英)图恩
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1. tongue => tone => tune.
来自 tone 拼写变体，引申诸相关词义。
- tune:  Tune originated as a variant of tone, and to begin with it was used for ‘sound, tone’ (‘He told him of the death of Brunes; then were made hideous tunes of many a gentle damsel’, Troy book 1400). Very quickly, however, the sense ‘melody’ emerged (it is not present in tone), and eventually took over from ‘sound’. The derivative attune dates from the late 16th century.
=> attune, tone
- tune (n.)
- early 14c., "a musical sound," unexplained variant of tone (n.). From late 14c. as "a well-rounded succession of musical notes, an air, melody." Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.
- tune (v.)
- "bring into a state of proper pitch," c. 1500, from tune (n.). Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver, put into a state proper for some purpose" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in reference to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; figurative sense of "become aware" is recorded from 1926. Tune out "eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; figurative sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Related: Tuned; tuning.
- 1. It was just an ordinary voice, but he sang in tune.
- 2. More than six million youngsters tune in to Blockbusters every day.
- 3. Today, his change of direction seems more in tune with the times.
- 4. People just want a good tune and a good bop.
- 5. Tommy Tune gives the choreography his usual class and zip.
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