Sing

Definition of Sing

Pronunciation: sĭng
v. i.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.
[imp. Sung or Sang ( ); p. p. Sung; p. pr. & vb. n. Singing.]
The noise of them that sing do I hear.
- Ex. xxxii. 18.
2.To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.
On every bough the briddes heard I sing.
- Chaucer.
Singing birds, in silver cages hung.
- Dryden.
3.To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice.
O'er his head the flying spear
Sang innocent, and spent its force in air.
- Pope.
4.To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry.
Bid her . . . sing
Of human hope by cross event destroyed.
- Prior.
5.To cry out; to complain.
They should sing if thet they were bent.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To utter with musical inflections or modulations of voice.
And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.
- Rev. xv. 3.
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.
- Keble.
2.To celebrate in song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry.
Arms and the man I sing.
- Dryden.
The last, the happiest British king,
Whom thou shalt paint or I shall sing.
- Addison.
3.To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep.
4.To accompany, or attend on, with singing.
I heard them singing home the bride.
- Longfellow.

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