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Definition of "sing" []

  • Music To utter a series of words or sounds in musical tones. (verb-intransitive)
  • Music To vocalize songs or selections. (verb-intransitive)
  • Music To perform songs or selections as a trained or professional singer. (verb-intransitive)
  • Music To produce sounds when played: made the violin sing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make melodious sounds: birds singing outside the window. (verb-intransitive)
  • To produce or articulate (sounds, words, a song, etc) with definite and usually specific musical intonation (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To perform (a song) to the accompaniment (of) (verb)
  • To tell a story or tale in song (about) (verb)
  • To address a song (to) or perform a song (for) (verb)
  • To perform songs for a living, as a professional singer (verb)
  • (esp of certain birds and insects) to utter calls or sounds reminiscent of music (verb)
  • To tell (something) or give praise (to someone), esp in verse (verb)
  • To make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound (verb)
  • (of the ears) to experience a continuous ringing or humming sound (verb)
  • (esp in church services) to chant or intone (a prayer, psalm, etc) (verb)
  • To bring to a given state by singing (verb)
  • To confess or act as an informer (verb)
  • (in Aboriginal witchcraft) to bring about a person's death by incantation. The same power can sometimes be used beneficently (verb)
  • An act or performance of singing (noun)
  • A ringing or whizzing sound, as of bullets (noun)

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Use "sing" in a sentence
  • "You already know by now that I love to sing and will more often than not..sing at karaoke!"
  • "Croza would court our daughter, and Piozzi could not talk to Johnson, nor, I suppose, do one any good but sing to one, -- and how should we _sing songs in a strange land_?"
  • "Consider Edison Pena, a 34-year-old Elvis Presley fanatic who reportedly led other miners in sing-alongs underground."