Democrats greeted the news with a song linking Romney and Ryan's austere bill to the tune of "That's Amore."
TV viewers want more and different stuff every time they tune in.
She was recently burglarized again to the tune of a reported $2.5 million in cash and jewels.
Check your listings and tune in—some time after September 2011.
Still can't listen to that tune; I remove myself from the room or turn to another station.
They did not speak; one, only, now and then hummed a sort of tune.
The birds feel it—and wonder at the tune that makes no noise.
And the tune just now is not one which is pleasing to us—eh?
Coax him to let you teach him—and bear with him if he should sing out of tune.
He clapped Vyse on the shoulder and turned away, humming a tune.
late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.
"bring into a state of proper pitch," c.1500, from tune (n.). Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" 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 "to eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; figurative sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Related: Tuned; tuning.
(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.