An MP3 player primarily marketed toward Microsoft fanbois or for people who hate Apple. Although later models were decent enough, the launch product was crippled and ridiculed to the point where it poisoned the brand forever.

5 years later most people still haven't heard of it as it awaits cancellation by Microsoft.
Hey I read on ZDnet today that Microsoft will no longer be producing the Zune.

What's that?
by 07079 February 17, 2011
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vulgar slang term for cunnilingus
I was so happy that my girlfriend bought me an iPad, I gave her a Zune.
by Won Valdez April 06, 2010
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The newest form of mp3 player being released fall 2006 by microsoft. It is reported to have video funcions, a larger screen than an iPod, and wi-fi capability. Also two different plans will be available. One which is a monthly fee for unlimited downloads and free sharing of music with those of the same plan. The other is on a download to download basis. Also it is said that Microsoft will FOR FREE transfer all songs you have ever bought from itunes onto a zune. I can't wait!
I wish I had a zune to listen to.
by Ryan Stark August 11, 2006
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obviously the guy in number 10 bought one, and couldn't figure out how to turn it on.
the zune is going to give Apple a go for there dough.

Its screen is as big as the new nano
they cost 100 dollars for 8 gb
the apple ipod would be around 200 for 8 gb
it also has wi-fi, and isnt as easy to break as the ipod.
dont get it twisted though, the ipod is good, but the zune is better in my opinion
apple ipod 8 gb 250$
microsoft zune 8 gb 114$
by the knowing May 18, 2009
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a genital in French Canadian slang, or "fuck" for Hebrew
Me: Nice zune ma'am, it's bigger than my ipod
by Carloz800 May 31, 2009
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Microsoft's foray into the PMP(personal media player) market, and a rival to Apple's iPod. The Zune was released in 2006, had a bigger screen than the iPod's of the time, was capable of playing FM radio, and played more music formats than the iPod.

Though at the time it was more advance than the best iPod at the time when it was released, the Zune failed to catch on due to bulky design, software(that was bad at first) and also the it wasn't that much better than the iPod. Apple also announced and released the iPhone and iPod Touch withing a year of Zune's time on the market, which also could have had an effect on Zune's sales and popularity.

In 2009 Microsoft released the Zune HD, which at the time had a clearer screen than the iPod Touch, and a way more sleek design, but lacked browser and app capabilities like the iPod Touch. The Zune HD has also had a bad time on the market.
The Zune is great brand of MP3 players, but has failed to catch on and defeat the iPod.
by RolphSemensDickOvensUWIDI June 26, 2011
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Microsofts multi-media player. In the oppinoins of those who bought it, its better than an ipod. i have one and i love it! It started out slow in sales but its building itself up to apple. People who have zunes are usually educated and don't need to go with the crowd to think they are cool. they are independent and there zunes last longer than the horrible ipods.They alos usually listen to awesome rock instead of horriblr rap. Zune software is easier to use and they have better subscription plans for music. Zunes have radio, video, picture, music, games, and the ability to wirelessly share music and videos with other zune users. Zune is the ultimate device and it didnt copy ipods. it learned from ipods mistakes. how would it have copied ipod? just because it plays music? thats why apple usuers cant find try to find arguments against it but cant.
Me-Hey, my zune just got updated! AND I DIDNT NEED TO BUY A NEW ONE LIKE IPODS DO!

friend-really? wow. but zunes are gay!

ME-*reads friend the definition*

friend- Oh nevermind
by silentmusic16 July 29, 2009
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