plural sing-alongs
: an informal session of group singing of popular or folk songs : songfest
People who had brought their guitars led spontaneous sing-alongs in the hotel lobby.The New Yorker
Old-fashioned hayrides and sing-alongs in front of a campfire …Mary Beth Giles
Audience participation is one of the things that has made the show a success, and there will, again, be plenty of opportunity to take part in the sing-alongs.Canadian Motorist
also : a song appropriate for a sing-along
A guy from the wedding party joined the band for the Garth Brooks classic sing-along "Friends in Low Places" and knocked it out of the park. Luke Vose

Examples of sing-along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sing-along monologue also featured appearances from cast member Kenan Thompson, Ego Nowdim, Punkie Johnson, and Devon Walker, who were dressed in the R&B boy group’s signature sweater and baseball cap. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 19 May 2024 Many of the daily showings include a caroling sing-along with the theater's house organist playing the Wurlitzer. Paige Porter Fischer, Southern Living, 3 May 2024 The San Francisco resident came to the communal sing-along elegantly dressed in flowing white and wearing silver and stone jewelry of her own design. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 30 Apr. 2024 The Grio’s April Ryan shared a snippet of their White House visit on Instagram, which included Jean-Pierre leading the cast in a sing-along of the show’s iconic theme. Shania Russell, EW.com, 10 Apr. 2024 The cover inspired a sing-along among fans who seemed to approve his take on the ’90s song. Day two of the festival also featured sets by Anitta, Danna Paola, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Louis Tomlinson, and Blink-182, the main stage closing act. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 31 Mar. 2024 The restaurant has been a hotspot for residents of Florida to experience the immersive Cinema Supper Series and nostalgic sing-alongs. Hilary Tetenbaum, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 There were Barbie cameos, dancers galore, Slash, and spirited sing-alongs. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2024 In the sing-along portion, director Greta Gerwig, costar Robbie, and Poor Things nominee Emma Stone all belted out the Ken ballad, while the cameramen also donned cowboy hats in celebration of the stage's transformation into the Kendom. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 10 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sing-along was in 1959

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“Sing-along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sing-along. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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