verb (used without object), sang or, often sung; sung; singing.
to utter words or sounds in succession with musical modulations of the voice; vocalize melodically.
to perform a song or voice composition:
She promised to sing for us.
to produce melodious sounds, usually high in pitch, as certain birds, insects, etc.:
The nightingale sang in the tree.
to compose poetry:
Keats sang briefly but gloriously.
to tell about or praise someone or something in verse or song:
He sang of the warrior’s prowess.
to admit of being sung, as verses:
This lyric sings well.
to give out a continuous ringing, whistling, murmuring, burbling, or other euphonious sound, as a teakettle or a brook.
to make a short whistling, ringing, or whizzing sound:
The bullet sang past his ear.
(of an electrical amplifying system) to produce an undesired self-sustained oscillation.
to have the sensation of a ringing or humming sound, as the ears.
Slang. to confess or act as an informer; squeal.
verb (used with object), sang or, often sung; sung; singing.
to utter with musical modulations of the voice, as a song.
to escort or accompany with singing.
to proclaim enthusiastically.
to bring, send, put, etc., with or by singing:
She sang the baby to sleep.
to chant or intone:
to sing mass.
to tell or praise in verse or song.
the act or performance of singing.
a gathering or meeting of persons for the purpose of singing:
a community sing.
a singing, ringing, or whistling sound, as of a bullet.
sing out, Informal. to call in a loud voice; shout:
They lost their way in the cavern and sang out for help.
verb sings, singing, sang, sung
to produce or articulate (sounds, words, a song, etc) with definite and usually specific musical intonation
when intr, often foll by to. to perform (a song) to the accompaniment (of): to sing to a guitar
(intransitive) foll by of. to tell a story or tale in song (about): I sing of a maiden
(intransitive) foll by to. to address a song (to) or perform a song (for)
(intransitive) to perform songs for a living, as a professional singer
(intransitive) (esp of certain birds and insects) to utter calls or sounds reminiscent of music
when intr, usually foll by of. to tell (something) or give praise (to someone), esp in verse: the poet who sings of the Trojan dead
(intransitive) to make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound: the kettle is singing, the arrow sang past his ear
(intransitive) (of the ears) to experience a continuous ringing or humming sound
(transitive) (esp in church services) to chant or intone (a prayer, psalm, etc)
(transitive) to bring to a given state by singing: to sing a child to sleep
(intransitive) (slang, mainly US) to confess or act as an informer
(intransitive) (Austral) (in Aboriginal witchcraft) to bring about a person’s death by incantation. The same power can sometimes be used beneficently
(informal) an act or performance of singing
a ringing or whizzing sound, as of bullets
since the year one
verb (used without object), sang or, often sung; sung; singing. 1. to utter words or sounds in succession with musical modulations of the voice; vocalize melodically. 2. to perform a song or voice composition: She promised to sing for us. 3. to produce melodious sounds, usually high in pitch, as certain birds, insects, etc.: The […]
noun 1. an informal or unrehearsed singing of songs by a group of people, usually under the direction of a leader; songfest. 2. an occasion marked by such singing.
noun 1. Older Spelling. Xian.
noun 1. an island on the Strait of Singapore, off the S tip of the Malay Peninsula. 2. an independent republic comprising this island and a few adjacent islets: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British crown colony (1946–59) and member of the federation of Malaysia (1963–65). 220 sq. mi. (570 sq. km). […]