Simple Definition of song
: 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
1 : the act or art of singing
2 : poetical composition
3a : a short musical composition of words and musicb : a collection of such compositions
4 : a distinctive or characteristic sound or series of sounds (as of a bird, insect, or whale)
5a : a melody for a lyric poem or balladb : a poem easily set to music
6a : a habitual or characteristic mannerb : a violent, abusive, or noisy reaction <put up quite a song>
7 : a small amount <sold for a song>
Examples of song
He sang a love song.
The song was playing on the radio.
The event was celebrated in song by a folk group.
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
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