(Tun"-dish`) n. A tunnel. [Obs.] Shak.

(||Tun"dra) n. [Russ., from a native name.] A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.

(Tune) n. [A variant of tone.]

1. A sound; a note; a tone. "The tune of your voices." Shak.

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.

Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh.

3. Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.

A child will learn three times as much when he is in tune, as when he . . . is dragged unwillingly to [his task].

(Tune), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tuned ; 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." Dryden.

2. To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.

For now to sorrow must I tune my song.

3. To sing with melody or harmony.

Fountains, and ye, that warble, as ye flow,
Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.

4. To put into a proper state or disposition. Shak.

(Tune) v. i.

1. To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.

Whilst tuning to the water's fall,
The small birds sang to her.

2. To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum. [R.]

(Tune"ful) a. Harmonious; melodious; musical; as, tuneful notes. " Tuneful birds." Milton. Tune"ful*ly, adv.Tune"ful*ness, n.

(Tune"less), a.

1. Without tune; inharmonious; unmusical. " Thy tuneless serenade." Cowley.

How often have I led thy sportive choir,
With tuneless pipe, beside the murmuring Loire!

2. Not employed in making music; as, tuneless harps.

3. Not expressed in music or poetry; unsung. [R.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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