Definition of song
1 : the act or art of singing
2 : poetical composition
3a : a short musical composition of words and musicb : a collection of such compositions
4 : a distinctive or characteristic sound or series of sounds (as of a bird, insect, or whale)
5a : a melody for a lyric poem or balladb : a poem easily set to music
6a : a habitual or characteristic mannerb : a violent, abusive, or noisy reaction put up quite a song
7 : a small amount sold for a song
songlikeplay \ˈsȯŋ-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of song in a Sentence
He sang a love song.
The song was playing on the radio.
The event was celebrated in song by a folk group.
I could hear the song of a sparrow.
Recent Examples of song from the Web
Rick Saucedo concert: Rick Saucedo will sing gospel and songs of inspiration in the style of Elvis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Noname’s rap, however, has the same improvisational aesthetic as Lamar’s. Jazzy and poetic, each of her songs feels like it’s being crafted before your eyes, forged before the microphone in some remote underground bar.
As of a couple years ago, Kelly was still singing medleys of his songs on ‘
If one were slow dancing with a sweetheart, the song might not seem nearly long enough.
Heck, the Beatles have a slew of them and mention the sun in 17 songs total, according beatlesbible.com.
Prescott: My favorite song ever is Drops of Jupiter by Train.
Right back in, repeat, alternate, until the end of the song.
As of now, the three songs, which up the album’s track count from ten to 13, have leaked their way onto the internet.
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Origin and Etymology of song
Middle English, from Old English sang; akin to Old English singan to sing
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
SONG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of song for English Language Learners
: a short piece of music with words that are sung
: the act of singing
: a series of musical sounds that are produced by a bird or an animal (such as a whale)
SONG Defined for Kids
Definition of song for Students
1 : a short musical composition of words and music
2 : the act or art of singing He burst into song.
3 : a series of usually musical sounds produced by an animal and especially a bird
4 : a small amount That old house can be bought for a song.
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