Definitions

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  • v. To make incapable of harmony, or of harmonious action; to put out of tune.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make incapable of harmony, or of harmonious action; to put out of tune.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To put out of tune; make incapable of consonance or harmony.
  • To disorder; confuse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to lose one's composure
  • v. cause to be out of tune

Etymologies

un- +‎ tune (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, as it turns out, the Ciccone Youth track is by no means the only all-silent untune for sale at the iTMS; faithful viewers ben, Scott Levin, and Michael Wyszomierski contributed their own suggestions, too.

    Boing Boing: February 1, 2004 - February 7, 2004 Archives

  • Nothing but Violence, Invasion or Rebellion can obstruct the River or untune the

    John Adams diary 11, 18 - 29 December 1765

  • No sight could touch or daunt me, no sound my soul untune;

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, March 21, 1917

  • William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued) 1162Take but degree away, untune that string,

    Quotations

  • QUOTATION: Take but degree away, untune that string,

    Quotations

  • But this is nothing to what follows; for, being oblig’d to make his sense intelligible, we are forc’d to untune our own verses, that we may give his meaning to the reader.

    Dedication

  • To my ear the untune is agony; to my music, a discord in my day is death to what would have been written that day.

    A Woman's Will

  • He did not, as has been said of Horace, wilfully untune his harp when he commenced satirist.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

  • I cannot think that there is anything to be particularly gained by having the sky untuned; still, if it has got to be untuned at all, I am sure music is the only thing that can untune it.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Their natural tendency, from the very base of British society, and through all its strongly built gradations, is to look upward: they are not apt to "untune degree."

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists

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