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1‘she left the theatre humming a cheerful tune’
melody, air, strain
song, number, jingle, ditty
1‘the band were still tuning their guitars’
2‘like many marine organisms, they have a body clock tuned to the rhythm of the tides’
attune, adapt, adjust, fine-tune
regulate, modulate, calibrate
‘by the following week, she had changed her tune’
change one's mind, think differently, express a different opinion, express a different view, sing a different song, sing a different tune, shift one's ground, do a U-turn, row back, march to the beat of a different drum, have a change of heart
do an about-turn
‘their message was in tune with the prevailing intellectual climate’
in accord, in keeping, in accordance, in agreement, in harmony, harmonious, in step, in line, in sympathy
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