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Definition of "singing" []

  • To produce or articulate (sounds, words, a song, etc) with definite and usually specific musical intonation (verb)
  • 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)
  • The act of using the voice to produce musical sounds; vocalizing. (noun)

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  • Disclosing information, or giving evidence about another. (noun)
  • A gathering for the purpose of singing shape note songs. (noun)
  • Smooth and flowing. (adjective)
  • Producing a whistling sound due to the escape of steam. (adjective)

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Use "singing" in a sentence
  • "His dismal prolonged howl of protest at such singing effectually ended the song, and Julie called to the animal, "Wise doggy -- to be able to tell singing from _singing_!""
  • "For all true singing is of the nature of worship; as indeed all true _working_ may be said to be, -- whereof such _singing_ is but the record, and fit melodious representation, to us."
  • "Who among us truly believes that the unemployment rate -- still stuck way above 9 percent--would be so much lower if Obama had spent the first two years of his term singing lullabies to the chief executives of the Wall Street institutions that enriched themselves at the expense of taxpayers and working people, rather than occasionally seeking to hold them to account?"