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singsong

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noun sing·song \ˈsiŋ-ˌsȯŋ\

Simple Definition of singsong

  • : a way of speaking in which the sound of your voice rises and falls in a pattern

Full Definition of singsong

  1. 1 :  verse with marked and regular rhythm and rhyme

  2. 2 :  a voice delivery marked by a narrow range or monotonous pattern of pitch

  3. 3 British :  songfest

sing·songy play \-ˌsȯŋ-ē\ adjective

Examples of singsong

  1. They spoke in a singsong.



1609

First Known Use of singsong

1609


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singsong

adjective sing·song

Definition of singsong

  1. :  having a monotonous cadence or rhythm



1734

First Known Use of singsong

1734


SINGSONG Defined for Kids

singsong

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noun sing·song \ˈsiŋ-ˌsȯŋ\

Definition of singsong

  1. :  a way of speaking in which the pitch of the voice rises and falls in a pattern

singsong adjective <a singsong voice>



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