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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’
adjust, adjust to the correct pitch, tune up
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
‘he was out of tune with conventional belief’
in disagreement, at odds, at variance, out of step, not in harmony, at outs, out of kilter
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