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sing

verb \ ˈsiŋ \

Definition of sing

sang play \ˈsaŋ\ or sung play \ˈsəŋ\; sung; singing play \ˈsiŋ-iŋ\
intransitive verb
1 a :to produce musical tones by means of the voice
b :to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulations
c :to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer
2 :to make a shrill whining or whistling sound
3 a :to relate or celebrate something in verse
b :to compose poetry
c :to create in or through words a feeling or sense of song
  • prose that sings
4 :to produce musical or harmonious sounds
  • birds singing
5 :buzz, ring
6 :to make a cry :call
7 :to give information or evidence
transitive verb
1 :to utter with musical inflections; especially :to interpret in musical tones produced by the voice
2 :to relate or celebrate in verse
4 :to bring or accompany to a place or state by singing
  • sings the child to sleep

singable

play \ˈsiŋ-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of sing in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of sing

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

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sing

noun

Definition of sing

:a session of group singing

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First Known Use of sing

1850



SING Defined for English Language Learners

sing

verb

Definition of sing for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SING Defined for Kids

sing

verb \ ˈsiŋ \

Definition of sing for Students

sang \ˈsaŋ\ or sung \ˈsəŋ\; sung; singing
1 :to produce musical sounds with the voice
  • He sings in the choir.
2 :to express in musical tones
  • Will you sing a song?
3 :to make musical sounds
  • The birds were singing at dawn.
4 :1chant 2
  • sing mass
5 :to make a small high-pitched sound
  • Arrows went singing through the air.
6 :to speak with enthusiasm
  • Their teacher is happy to sing their praises.
7 :to do something with song
  • He sang the baby to sleep.

singer

noun

sing.

abbreviation

Definition of sing. for Students

singular


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