Song

Definition of Song

Pronunciation: sǒng; 115
n.1.That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc.
2.A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
3.More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
The bard that first adorned our native tongue
Tuned to his British lyre this ancient song.
- Dryden.
4.Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
This subject for heroic song.
- Milton.
5.An object of derision; a laughingstock.
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
- Job xxx. 9.
6.A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song.
Old song
a trifle; nothing of value.
Song bird
(Zool.) any singing bird; one of the Oscines.
- Dr. H. More.
Song sparrow
(Zool.) a very common North American sparrow (Melospiza fasciata, or Melospiza melodia) noted for the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in the center.
Song thrush
(Zool.) a common European thrush (Turdus musicus), noted for its melodius song; - called also mavis, throstle, and thrasher.

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