Definition of high-tuned in English:

high-tuned

adjective

  • 1Characterized by or exhibiting harmony or balance; aptly arranged or adjusted; finely tuned.

  • 2Of an instrument, the voice, etc.: tuned to a high pitch; high-pitched.

  • 3Originally and chiefly US. Characterized by or exhibiting tension, nervousness, or (excessive) emotional sensitivity.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From high + tuned.

Pronunciation

high-tuned

/ˌhʌɪˈtjuːnd//ˌhʌɪˈtʃuːnd/