She sings in the choir.
The children danced and sang.
He sang softly to the baby.
She's a great actress, and she can dance and sing, too.
We all stood and sang the national anthem.
I can't sing the high notes.
Do you hear the birds singing?
The kettle sang on the stove.
The bullet sang past his helmet. See More
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Seated on some island beach before dawn with only his guitar, Chesney sings the first verse and chorus of Buffett’s reflective 1974 ballad about a life well lived.—Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 2 Sep. 2023 The youth choir sings in the worship service every other month and for Christmas and Easter family services.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Taking to his Instagram account with nearly 50 million followers, the Deadpool star sang the praises of British brand Arc, a relatively obscure motorcycle manufacturer from Coventry, England.—Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov sang the national anthem at his children’s school.—Natalia Abbakumova, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 Nearly 20,000 young single adults sang, danced, played, prayed, served, ran and worshipped over three weekends for a Utah YSA Conference.—David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Aug. 2023 Amid careening, dissonant guitar lines and meter-shifting structures, Dupuis sings — obliquely and sometimes bluntly — about vulnerability, power, anger and how to move ahead.—Jon Pareles, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023 Though Beyoncé sings in a very high range for most of it, the verses and chorus have a simple, jazz-like melody that’s easy to sing along to.—Ada Tseng, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 The goal, of course, is to sing second, as the winning team’s song is performed last.—Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023
There are the Vines in which a teenage Rapp sings and riffs, now captured for eternity on YouTube, along with videos of her famous-to-theater-lovers 2018 Jimmy Awards performance and TikTok videos she’s shared of her younger self lip-syncing to Camp Rock songs.—Time, 16 Aug. 2023 On a recent weekday, when word broke that Ticketmaster was releasing more tickets for a show in Nashville, Jen Nelson, 35, a single mom from Marstons Mills who wants to see her 9-year-old sing along with Swift, spent 14 hours on the site trying to buy two seats.—Beth Teitell, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2023 It’s been an exciting year for Jung Kook, particularly in music, with a string of solo sings.—Billboard Staff, Billboard, 28 Mar. 2023 Leading with vulnerability, the 24-year-old sings with pure emotion over a guitar-laden instrumental laced with fluttering synths.—Cydney Lee, Billboard, 1 May 2023 Something like: [sings] three, one four, one five.—Jeffery Delviscio, Scientific American, 14 Mar. 2023 Lively bars and restaurants are a key part of the brand; there are even fun Karaoke Rooms for a sing-song with friends.—Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2022 Smith can't resist throwing up the peace sing.—Emily Burack, Town & Country, 28 July 2022 But in the end, Clarkson still convinced Christine to join her team, offering praise for a difficult-to-sing song and some constructive criticism, encouraging her to make her vocals wilder.—Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English singan; akin to Old High German singan to sing, Greek omphē voice