sing

v. & n.
—v. (past sang; past part. sung)
1 intr. utter musical sounds with the voice, esp. words with a set tune.
2 tr. utter or produce by singing (sing another song).
3 intr. (of the wind, a kettle, etc.) make inarticulate melodious or humming, buzzing, or whistling sounds.
4 intr. (of the ears) be affected as with a buzzing sound.
5 intr. sl. turn informer; confess.
6 intr. archaic compose poetry.
7 tr. & (foll. by of) intr. celebrate in verse.
8 tr. (foll. by in, out) usher (esp. the new or old year) in or out with singing.
9 tr. bring to a specified state by singing (sang the child to sleep).
—n.
1 an act or spell of singing.
2 US a meeting for amateur singing.
Phrases and idioms:
sing-along a tune etc. to which one can sing in accompaniment. singing hinny see HINNY(2). singing saw = musical saw. sing out call out loudly; shout. sing the praises of see PRAISE. sing up sing more loudly.
Derivatives:
singable adj. singer n. singingly adv.
Etymology: OE singan f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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