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Definition of SING

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Sing \Sing\ (s[i^]ng), v. t.
     1. To utter with musical inflections or modulations of voice. [1913 Webster]

              And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.             --Rev. xv. 3. [1913 Webster]

              And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.
                                                    --Keble. [1913 Webster]

     2. To celebrate in song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Arms and the man I sing.              --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              The last, the happiest British king,
              Whom thou shalt paint or I shall sing. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     3. To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep. [1913 Webster]

     4. To accompany, or attend on, with singing.
        [1913 Webster]

              I heard them singing home the bride.  --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sing \Sing\ (s[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. {Sung}or {Sang}; p. p. {Sung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Singing}.] [AS. singan; akin to D. zingen, OS. & OHG. singan, G. singen, Icel. syngja, Sw. sjunga, Dan. synge, Goth. siggwan, and perhaps to E. say, v.t., or cf. Gr. ??? voice. Cf. {Singe}, {Song}.]
     1. To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece. [1913 Webster]

              The noise of them that sing do I hear. --Ex. xxxii.
                                                    18. [1913 Webster]

     2. To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do. [1913 Webster]

              On every bough the briddes heard I sing. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Singing birds, in silver cages hung.  --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice. [1913 Webster]

              O'er his head the flying spear
              Sang innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     4. To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Bid her . . . sing
              Of human hope by cross event destroyed. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     5. To cry out; to complain. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              They should sing if thet they were bent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

215 Moby Thesaurus words for "sing":
     anthem, babble, ballad, bark, bawl, be in heaven, be indiscreet, be pleased, be unguarded, beam, bellow, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blare, blat, blow the whistle, blubber, blurt, blurt out, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, caper, caracole, carol, caw, chant, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, choral service, chorus, chuck, clack, clap hands, climb Parnassus, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, compose poetry, coo, croak, cronk, croon, crow, cuckoo, dance, delight, descant, die with delight, do-re-mi, drawl, drum, eisteddfod, elegize, exclaim, exult, farewell performance, feel happy, flute, folk-music festival, folk-sing, frisk, frolic, gabble, gaggle, gambol, gasp, give away, glory, glow, go into raptures, gobble, groan, growl, grunt, guggle, hiss, honk, hoo, hoot, hootenanny, howl, hum, hymn, inform, inform on, intonate, intone, jam session, joy, jubilate, keen, laugh, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, lilt, lisp in numbers, lull, lullaby, make immortal verse, minstrel, moan, mount Pegasus, mumble, murmur, music festival, musicale, mutter, nark, opera festival, pant, peach, peep, pimp, pip, pipe, poetize, psalm, purr, quack, quaver, radiate cheer, rat, rejoice, reveal a secret, revel, roar, rock festival, roll, rollick, romp, roulade, rumble, scold, scream, screech, serenade, service of song, shake, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing deathless songs, sing in chorus, sing-in, singfest, singing, singsong, skip, skip for joy, smile, snap, snarl, snitch, snort, sob, sol-fa, solmizate, sough, sparkle, spill, spill the beans, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stool, swan song, take great satisfaction, talk, tattle, tattle on, tell, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, thunder, tread on air, tremolo, trill, troll, trumpet, tune, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, verse, versify, vocalize, wail, warble, whine, whisper, whistle, write poetry, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yodel


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