Song vs. Tune

Song vs. Tune — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Song and Tune

Songnoun

A brief composition written or adapted for singing.

Tunenoun

A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one.

Songnoun

The act or art of singing

broke into song.

Tunenoun

A song.

Songnoun

A distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal, such as a bird or an insect.

Tunenoun

The state of being in correct pitch

sang out of tune.played in tune with the piano.
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Songnoun

Poetry; verse.

Tunenoun

(Obsolete) A musical tone.

Songnoun

A lyric poem or ballad.

Tunenoun

Concord or agreement; harmony

in tune with the times.

Songnoun

A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.

Thomas listened to his favorite song on the radio yesterday.

Tunenoun

(Archaic) Frame of mind; disposition.

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Songnoun

(by extension) Any musical composition.

Tunenoun

(Electronics) Adjustment of a receiver or circuit for maximum response to a given signal or frequency.

Songnoun

Poetical composition; poetry; verse.

Tuneverb

(Music) To put into proper pitch

tuned the violin.

Songnoun

The act or art of singing.

Tuneverb

(Archaic) To utter musically; sing.

Songnoun

A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.

I love hearing the song of canary birds.

Tuneverb

To adjust (an electronic receiver) to a desired frequency.

Songnoun

(ornithology) The distinctive sound that a male bird utters to attract a mate or to protect his territory; contrasts with call

Tuneverb

To adjust (an electronic circuit) so as to make it resonant with a given input signal.

Songnoun

Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.

He bought that car for a song.

Tuneverb

To adjust (an engine, for example) for maximum usability or performance.

Songnoun

An object of derision; a laughing stock.

Tuneverb

To adjust the wavelength output of (a laser).

Songnoun

a short musical composition with words;

a successful musical must have at least three good songs

Tuneverb

To become attuned.

Songnoun

a distinctive or characteristic sound;

the song of bullets was in the airthe song of the windthe wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

Tunenoun

A melody.

Songnoun

the act of singing;

with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates

Tunenoun

A song, or short musical composition.

Songnoun

the characteristic sound produced by a bird;

a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Tunenoun

(informal) The act of tuning or maintenance.

Your engine needs a good tune.

Songnoun

a very small sum;

he bought it for a song

Tunenoun

The state or condition of being correctly tuned.

Your engine is now in tune.This piano is not in tune.

Songnoun

the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

Tunenoun

(obsolete) Temper; frame of mind.

Tunenoun

(obsolete) A sound; a note; a tone.

Tunenoun

(obsolete) Order; harmony; concord.

Tuneinterjection

Used to show appreciation or approval of a song.

You heard the new Rizzle Kicks song? — Tune!

Tuneverb

To adjust (a musical instrument) so that it produces the correct pitches.

to tune a piano or a violin

Tuneverb

To adjust or modify (esp. a mechanical or electrical device) so that it functions optimally.

Tuning the engine gave me an extra twenty horsepower.Tune your mind, and anything becomes possible.

Tuneverb

To adjust the frequency on a radio or TV set, so as to receive the desired channel.

Tune to Channel 6 for all your favourite daytime shows.

Tuneverb

(e.g. of senses or faculties) To adapt to or direct towards a particular target.

My ears were tuned to the sounds of the forest.

Tuneverb

To make more precise, intense, or effective; to put into a proper state or disposition.

Tuneverb

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

Tuneverb

(transitive) To give a certain tone or character to.

Tuneverb

(obsolete) To sing with melody or harmony.

Tuneverb

To cheek; to be impudent towards.

Are you tuning me?

Tunenoun

a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;

she was humming an air from Beethoven

Tunenoun

the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch;

he cannot sing in tunethe clarinet was out of tune

Tunenoun

the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency

Tuneverb

adjust for (better) functioning;

tune the engine

Tuneverb

of musical instruments;

My piano needs to be tuned