Sentence Examples with the word tune

As they were nearing home she suddenly struck up the air of As 'twas growing dark last night--the tune of which she had all the way been trying to get and had at last caught.

Even at this hour a piano was pounding out a raucous tune in one of the three saloons.

Shadows danced in tune with a slight breeze from the inch of open window and a sentinel pine tree beyond.

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It was lucky for the development of instrumentation (as in all branches of music during the change from polyphonic to formal design) that whenever the texture is not polyphonic the natural place for melody is on the surface: in other words, when the accompaniment is simple the tune is generally on the top. Haydn, when he was not tempted by the resources of an instrument so complete in itself as the pianoforte, soon learnt to write artistically perfect string quartets in which the first violin, though overwhelmingly the most important part, is nevertheless in perfect balance with the other members of the scheme, inasmuch as they contribute exactly what their pitch and the little polyphonic elaboration admissible by the style will enable them to give.

The tune was haunting and yet somehow soothing.

I love the old geezer but the few times he starts talking about the old days, I tune him out.

And the buildings of both lands throw an instructive architec- light on the Norman national character, as we have tune in described it.

Played in double time the tune was a favourite march in the Revolutionary armies, until it was forbidden by Napoleon, on becoming First Consul.

While in the Rostovs' ballroom the sixth anglaise was being danced, to a tune in which the weary musicians blundered, and while tired footmen and cooks were getting the supper, Count Bezukhov had a sixth stroke.

She was the victor of Vegas to the tune of three hundred dollars, and called to invite Fred out to spend the spoils.