“Jane quivers like a tuning fork,” Kenneth Tynan wrote in The New Yorker.
Although polls now show Schwartz trailing, she insists there is still time and that people are just now tuning in.
But they looked slow at the back, tuning out just long enough to let Ghana in.
Devotees across the country are tuning in each way to check the rose distribution against their carefully crafted brackets.
When a horror series is not horrifying, the suspense that keeps you tuning in is gone.
You will have to keep changing the tuning of your detector circuit and of the antenna.
Eugen was tuning his violin, when a touch on the shoulder roused me.
Taking the tuning fork from his waistcoat pocket, he looked thoughtfully at the school.
In front of the stage the orchestra was tuning its instruments.
That time the tuning was so bad that she handed the violin to Neroda.
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.