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sing

play
verb \ˈsiŋ\

Simple Definition of sing

  • : to use your voice to make musical sounds in the form of a song or tune

  • : to make pleasant sounds that sound like music

  • : to make a high-pitched whistling sound

Full Definition of sing

sang play \ˈsaŋ\ or sung play \ˈsəŋ\ sungsing·ing play \ˈsiŋ-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to produce musical tones by means of the voiceb :  to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulationsc :  to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer

  3. 2 :  to make a shrill whining or whistling sound

  4. 3a :  to relate or celebrate something in verseb :  to compose poetryc :  to create in or through words a feeling or sense of song <prose that sings>

  5. 4 :  to produce musical or harmonious sounds <birds singing>

  6. 5 :  buzz, ring

  7. 6 :  to make a cry :  call

  8. 7 :  to give information or evidence

  9. transitive verb
  10. 1 :  to utter with musical inflections; especially :  to interpret in musical tones produced by the voice

  11. 2 :  to relate or celebrate in verse

  12. 3 :  chant, intone

  13. 4 :  to bring or accompany to a place or state by singing <sings the child to sleep>

sing·able play \ˈsiŋ-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of sing

  1. She sings in the choir.

  2. The children danced and sang.

  3. He sang softly to the baby.

  4. She's a great actress, and she can dance and sing, too.

  5. We all stood and sang the national anthem.

  6. I can't sing the high notes.

  7. Do you hear the birds singing?

  8. The kettle sang on the stove.

  9. The bullet sang past his helmet.



Origin of sing

Middle English, from Old English singan; akin to Old High German singan to sing, Greek omphē voice


First Known Use: before 12th century


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sing

noun

Definition of sing

  1. :  a session of group singing



1850

First Known Use of sing

1850




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