Definition of sing
sangplay \ˈsaŋ\ or
1a : to produce musical tones by means of the voiceb : to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulationsc : to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer
2 : to make a shrill whining or whistling sound
3a : to relate or celebrate something in verseb : to compose poetryc : to create in or through words a feeling or sense of song <prose that sings>
4 : to produce musical or harmonious sounds <birds singing>
6 : to make a cry : call
7 : to give information or evidence
1 : to utter with musical inflections; especially : to interpret in musical tones produced by the voice
singableplay \ˈsiŋ-ə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of sing in a sentence
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.
Origin and Etymology of sing
Middle English, from Old English singan; akin to Old High German singan to sing, Greek omphē voice
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of sing
: a session of group singing
First Known Use of sing
SING Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sing for Students
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.>
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