noun \ˈsŋ\

: a short piece of music with words that are sung

: the act of singing

: a series of musical sounds that are produced by a bird or an animal (such as a whale)

Full Definition of SONG

:  the act or art of singing
:  poetical composition
a :  a short musical composition of words and music
b :  a collection of such compositions
:  a distinctive or characteristic sound or series of sounds (as of a bird, insect, or whale)
a :  a melody for a lyric poem or ballad
b :  a poem easily set to music
a :  a habitual or characteristic manner
b :  a violent, abusive, or noisy reaction <put up quite a song>
:  a small amount <sold for a song>
song·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of SONG

  1. He sang a love song.
  2. The song was playing on the radio.
  3. The event was celebrated in song by a folk group.
  4. I could hear the song of a sparrow.

Origin of SONG

Middle English, from Old English sang; akin to Old English singan to sing
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SONG

SONGLIKE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈsŋ\

Definition of SONG for Kids

:  a short musical composition of words and music
:  the act or art of singing <He burst into song.>
:  a series of usually musical sounds produced by an animal and especially a bird
:  a small amount <That old house can be bought for a song.>


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