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Song

also Sung  (so͝ong)
A Chinese dynasty (960-1279). Its rule was marked by economic prosperity, technological innovation, and a flourishing of art and culture.

[Mandarin Sòng, named by its founder Zhao Kuangyin after Sòng, the medieval prefecture where the title of emperor was conferred upon him and where his army was located at the time (roughly the region around modern Shangqiu in Henan province), from Middle Chinese səwŋ`.]

song

 (sông, sŏng)
n.
1. Music
a. A brief composition written or adapted for singing.
b. The act or art of singing: broke into song.
2. A distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal, such as a bird or an insect.
3.
a. Poetry; verse.
b. A lyric poem or ballad.
Idiom:
for a song Informal
At a low price: bought the antique tray for a song.

[Middle English, from Old English sang; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots.]

song

(sɒŋ)
n
1. (Music, other)
a. a piece of music, usually employing a verbal text, composed for the voice, esp one intended for performance by a soloist
b. the whole repertory of such pieces
c. (as modifier): a song book.
2. (Poetry) poetical composition; poetry
3. (Zoology) the characteristic tuneful call or sound made by certain birds or insects
4. (Music, other) the act or process of singing: they raised their voices in song.
5. (Commerce) for a song at a bargain price
6. on song informal Brit performing at peak efficiency or ability
[Old English sang; related to Gothic saggws, Old High German sang; see sing]
ˈsongˌlike adj

Song

(sʊŋ)
n
(Biography) the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Sung

song

(sɔŋ, sɒŋ)

n.
1. a short metrical composition intended or adapted for singing, esp. one in rhymed stanzas.
2. poetical composition; poetry.
3. the art or act of singing; vocal music.
4. something that is sung.
5. a patterned, sometimes elaborate vocal signal produced by an animal, as the distinctive sounds of male birds, frogs, etc., during the mating season.
Idioms:
for a song, at a very low price: I bought the rug for a song.
[before 900; Middle English song, sang, Old English, c. Old Saxon, Old High German sang, Old Norse sǫngr, Gothic saggws]
song′like`, adj.

Song

(sɔŋ)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.song - a short musical composition with wordssong - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
religious song - religious music for singing
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
anthem - a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
aria - an elaborate song for solo voice
ballad, lay - a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
barcarole, barcarolle - a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
refrain, chorus - the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
ditty - a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)
coronach, dirge, requiem, threnody, lament - a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
drinking song - a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
lied - a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
love song, love-song - a song about love or expressing love for another person
berceuse, cradlesong, lullaby - a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
lyric, words, language - the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
golden oldie, oldie - a song that was formerly popular
partsong - a song with two or more voice parts
prothalamion, prothalamium - a song in celebration of a marriage
roundelay - a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain
banquet song, scolion - a song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests at a banquet
serenade - a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
torch song - a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
work song - a usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work
2.song - a distinctive or characteristic sound; "the song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
3.song - the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
vocal music - music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)
carol - a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
cradlesong, lullaby - the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
4.song - the characteristic sound produced by a birdsong - the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
animal communication - communication between animals (of the same species)
bell-like call - a birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell
two-note call - a birdcall having two notes; "the two-note call of the cuckoo"
5.song - a very small sum; "he bought it for a song"
buy, steal, bargain - an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
6.song - the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279Song - the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

song

noun
1. ballad, air, tune, lay, strain, carol, lyric, chant, chorus, melody, anthem, number, hymn, psalm, shanty, pop song, ditty, canticle, canzonet a voice singing a Spanish song
2. birdsong, call, warbling, chirp, chirping, warble, twitter, twittering, cheep, chirrup, chirruping, cheeping It's been a long time since I heard a blackbird's song in the evening.
on song on form, fit, in good shape, in good condition, toned up, in good trim When he is on song he is a world beater.
Translations
أغْنِيَهأُغْنِيَّةتَغْريدغِناء
píseňzpěv
sangslikvisefuglesang
kanto
laulu
pjesma
dalénekmadárének
söngurfuglasöngurlag
노래
carmen
dainadainų autoriuspaukštis giesmininkas
čiepstēšanadziedāšanadziesmadziesmiņatreļļi
cântec
pieseň
pesempetje
sångvisa
เพลง
گانا
bài hát

song

[sɒŋ]
A. N
1. (= ballad etc) → canción f
to sing a songcantar una canción
give us a song!¡cántanos algo!
festival of Spanish songfestival m de la canción española
to burst into songromper a cantar
to make a song and dance about sthhacer aspavientos por algo
there's no need to make a song and dance about itno es para tanto
I got it for a songlo compré regalado
to be on song (Brit) [footballer etc] → estar entonado, estar inspirado
to sing another songbajar el tono, desdecirse
2. [of birds] → canto m
B. CPD song and dance routine Nnúmero m de canción y baile
song book Ncancionero m
song cycle Nciclo m de canciones
song hit Ncanción f de moda, canción f popular del momento
Song of Solomon, Song of Songs NCantar m de los Cantares
song thrush Ntordo m cantor, tordo m melodioso

song

[ˈsɒŋ] n
(= words and music) → chanson f
a love song → une chanson d'amour
to sing a song → chanter une chanson
to buy sth for a song (= very cheaply) → acheter qch une bouchée de pain
to make a song and dance about sth (British) (= fuss) → faire tout un plat de qch
(= songs) (as genre)chanson f
the history of American popular song → l'histoire de la chanson populaire américaine
(= singing) → chant m
to break into song, to burst into song → se mettre à chanter
[bird] → chant m

song

n
Lied nt; (= modern folk song, blues song)Song m; give us a song!sing uns etwas vor!; one of Brecht’s songsein Brecht-Song m; to burst into songein Lied anstimmen; song-and-dance actGesangs- und Tanznummer f; Song of Songs, Song of SolomonLied ntder Lieder, Hohelied ntSalomos
(= singing, bird song)Gesang m
(Brit fig inf) to make a song and dance about somethingeine Haupt- und Staatsaktion aus etw machen (inf); that’s nothing to make a song (and dance) aboutdarauf brauchst du dir/braucht er sich etc nichts einzubilden; to be on song (Brit) → in Hochform sein; to sell/buy something for a songetw für einen Apfel und ein Ei or für ein Butterbrot verkaufen/kaufen; it was going for a songdas gab es für einen Apfel und ein Ei

song

:
songbird
nSingvogel m
songbook
nLiederbuch nt
song cycle
nLiederzyklus m
songless
adj birdnicht singend attr
song sheet
nLiedblatt nt, → Liederzettel m
songsmith
n (liter)Texter(in) m(f)

song

:
song thrush
nSingdrossel f
songwriter
nTexter(in) m(f)und Komponist(in) m(f); (of modern ballads)Liedermacher(in) m(f)

song

[sɒŋ] n (ballad) → canzone f; (of birds) → canto
give us a song! → cantaci una canzone!
to burst into song → mettersi a cantare
to make a great song and dance about sth (fig) → fare un sacco di storie per qc
I got it for a song (fig) → l'ho avuto per quattro soldi

song

(soŋ) noun
1. something (to be) sung. He wrote this song for his wife to sing.
2. singing. He burst into song.
3. the sound(s) made by a bird. birdsong.
ˈsongbird noun
any of the types of bird which have a pleasant song.
ˈsongwriter noun
a person who writes songs (usually pop songs) for a living.

song

أُغْنِيَّة píseň sang Lied τραγούδι canción laulu chanson pjesma canzone 노래 liedje sang piosenka canção песня sång เพลง şarkı bài hát 歌曲
References in classic literature ?
Hugo, getting thirsty after a long warble, drinks it, loses his wits, and after a good deal of clutching and stamping, falls flat and dies, while Hagar informs him what she has done in a song of exquisite power and melody.
Instead, he lay perfectly still, looking at her and listening to the army of bees that sang the sustained masterful song of labor above his head.
The song, if song it was, passed from one boat to the other, and as the chant boomed forth the craft shot ahead more swiftly.
Grandmother began to make the icing for a chocolate cake, and Otto again filled the house with the exciting, expectant song of the plane.
As Edna waited for her husband she sang low a little song that Robert had sung as they crossed the bay.
It is refreshing both to the spirits and to the body to indulge in psalmody, in befitting seasons," returned the master of song, unhesitatingly complying with her intimation to follow; "and nothing would relieve the mind more than such a consoling communion.
An unmistakable outburst of a drunken song at the foot of the slope:--
Whatever she did, too, was done without conscious effort, and with frequent outbreaks of song, which were exceedingly pleasant to the ear.
breaking moreover into a happy laugh which, immediately after, as if it were a vocal accompaniment, he prolonged into incoherent, extravagant song.
But never mind; it's all in fun: so the old song says; --( sings.
My young mistress was sitting easily with a loose rein, humming a little song.
Now and then one leaps up with a cry and calls for this song or that; and then the fire leaps brighter in Tamoszius' eyes, and he flings up his fiddle and shouts to his companions, and away they go in mad career.