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singsong

noun sing·song \ ˈsiŋ-ˌsȯŋ \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of singsong

1 : verse with marked and regular rhythm and rhyme
2 : a voice delivery marked by a narrow range or monotonous pattern of pitch
3 British : songfest

singsongy

play \ˈsiŋ-ˌsȯŋ-ē\ adjective

Examples of singsong in a Sentence

  1. They spoke in a singsong.

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First Known Use of singsong

1609

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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singsong

adjective

Definition of singsong

: having a monotonous cadence or rhythm

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First Known Use of singsong

1734

in the meaning defined above

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SINGSONG Defined for English Language Learners

singsong

Definition of singsong for English Language Learners

  • : a way of speaking in which the sound of your voice rises and falls in a pattern


SINGSONG Defined for Kids

singsong

noun sing·song \ ˈsiŋ-ˌsȯŋ \

Definition of singsong for Students

: a way of speaking in which the pitch of the voice rises and falls in a pattern

singsong

adjective
  • a singsong voice

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