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Definition of "singsong" [sing•song]

  • Verse characterized by mechanical regularity of rhythm and rhyme. (noun)
  • A monotonously rising and falling inflection of the voice. (noun)
  • Monotonous in vocal inflection or rhythm. (adjective)

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.

Use "singsong" in a sentence
  • "I also fluff thier pillow and read them their favorite jihad passages from the Koran, in singsong fashion."
  • "And for all her grandmotherly warmth, Pelosi's peppy bursts of enthusiasm and penchant for speaking in singsong phrases — "We've gotta win, not whine!" — make her come across like a cheerfully energetic PTA mom rather than a party leader capable of swaying national opinion."
  • "As Stephanopoulos himself cozily recalls, his War Room buddy James Carville screamed in singsong when they scored a press hit on a political opponent (in language that would be unimaginable in Myers’s PG-rated book): “He’s going to have a clus-ter-fuck; he’s going to have a clus-ter-fuck.”"