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
noun, plural (especially collectively) singingfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) singingfishes. 1. midshipman (def 3).
noun 1. a children’s game in which the players perform certain actions to the words of a song.
noun 1. a person or thing that simulates. 2. a machine for simulating certain environmental and other conditions for purposes of training or experimentation: a flight simulator. noun 1. any device or system that simulates specific conditions or the characteristics of a real process or machine for the purposes of research or operator training: space […]
verb (used with object), simulated, simulating. 1. to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like): to simulate crisis conditions. 2. to make a pretense of; feign: to simulate knowledge. 3. to assume or have the appearance or characteristics of: He simulated the manners of the rich. adjective 4. Archaic. […]