UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtjuːnɪŋ/

From the verb tune: (⇒ conjugate)
tuning is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [violin, guitar, piano] needs a tuning
  2. music: is played in [standard, cross, Cajun] tuning
  3. fiddled with the [radio, television] tuning
  4. performance tuning
n as adj
  1. using a tuning fork
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [whistled, hummed] a tune
  2. [hummed] along with the tune
  3. what tune are you [whistling]?
  4. a [sad, catchy, cheerful] tune
  5. that tune sounds familiar
  6. what is that tune from?
  7. recognize the tune
  8. name the tune in [two] bars
  9. [got, have] the tune stuck in my head
  10. sing show tunes
  11. the [guitar, trumpet] is [in, out of] tune
  12. was [singing, playing] out of tune
  13. their [ideas, proposals] are not in tune with ours
  14. idiom: to the tune of [ten million] dollars
  15. idiom: is singing a different tune
  16. idiom: will sing a different tune when
  17. idiom: you've changed your tune!
  18. idiom: calls the tune at [home, work]
  19. idiom: he who pays the piper calls the tune
  1. tune [a guitar, a piano, your instrument]
  2. tune in to the [program, station, webcast]
  3. tune in to our [program, show] next week
  4. tune in to [listen, hear]
  5. tune in your (favorite) [channels, stations, frequencies]
  6. tune them in
  7. tune (up) [a car, an engine, a bike]
  8. [musicians are, orchestra is] tuning up
  9. tune out the [noise, distraction]
  10. she (just) tunes out her [parents, teachers, counsellors]
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