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sing

 (sĭng)
v. sang (săng) or sung (sŭng), sung, sing·ing, sings
v.intr.
1. Music
a. To utter a series of words or sounds in musical tones.
b. To vocalize songs or selections.
c. To perform songs or selections as a trained or professional singer.
d. To produce sounds when played: made the violin sing.
2.
a. To make melodious sounds: birds singing outside the window.
b. To give or have the effect of melody; lilt.
3. To make a high whining, humming, or whistling sound.
4. To be filled with a buzzing or ringing sound.
5.
a. To proclaim or extol something in verse.
b. To write poetry.
6. Slang To give information or evidence against someone.
v.tr.
1. Music
a. To produce the musical sound of: sang a love song.
b. To utter with musical inflections: She sang the message.
c. To bring to a specified state by singing: sang the baby to sleep.
2. To intone or chant (parts of the Mass, for example).
3. To proclaim or extol, especially in verse: sang his praises.
n. Music
A gathering of people for group singing.
Phrasal Verb:
sing out
To call out loudly.

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

sing′a·ble adj.

sing

(sɪŋ)
vb, sings, singing, sang or sung
1. (Music, other) to produce or articulate (sounds, words, a song, etc) with definite and usually specific musical intonation
2. (Music, other) (when: intr, often foll by to) to perform (a song) to the accompaniment (of): to sing to a guitar.
3. (Music, other) (foll by: of) to tell a story or tale in song (about): I sing of a maiden.
4. (Music, other) (foll by: to) to address a song (to) or perform a song (for)
5. (Music, other) (intr) to perform songs for a living, as a professional singer
6. (intr) (esp of certain birds and insects) to utter calls or sounds reminiscent of music
7. (when: intr, usually foll by of) to tell (something) or give praise (to someone), esp in verse: the poet who sings of the Trojan dead.
8. (intr) to make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound: the kettle is singing; the arrow sang past his ear.
9. (intr) (of the ears) to experience a continuous ringing or humming sound
10. (tr) (esp in church services) to chant or intone (a prayer, psalm, etc)
11. (tr) to bring to a given state by singing: to sing a child to sleep.
12. (intr) slang chiefly US to confess or act as an informer
13. (Alternative Belief Systems) (intr) Austral (in Aboriginal witchcraft) to bring about a person's death by incantation. The same power can sometimes be used beneficently
n
14. (Music, other) informal an act or performance of singing
15. a ringing or whizzing sound, as of bullets
[Old English singan; related to Old Norse syngja to sing, Gothic siggwan, Old High German singan]
ˈsingable adj
ˈsinging adj, n
Usage: See at ring2

sing

(sɪŋ)

v. sang, often, sung; sung; sing•ing; v.i.
1. to utter words or sounds in succession with musical modulations of the voice; vocalize melodically.
2. to perform songs or voice compositions.
3. (of an animal) to produce a patterned vocal signal, as in courtship or territorial display.
4. to tell about or praise someone or something in verse or song.
5. to admit of being sung, as verses.
6. to make a whistling, ringing, or whizzing sound: The bullet sang past his ear.
7. to give out a continuous murmuring, burbling, or other euphonious sound.
8. to have the sensation of a ringing or humming sound, as the ears.
9. Slang. to confess or act as an informer; squeal.
v.t.
10. to utter with musical modulations of the voice, as a song.
11. to proclaim enthusiastically: to sing someone's praises.
12. to bring, send, put, etc., with or by singing: to sing a baby to sleep.
13. to chant or intone: to sing mass.
14. to escort or accompany with singing.
15. to tell or praise in verse or song.
16. sing out, to call in a loud voice; shout.
n.
17. a gathering or meeting of people for the purpose of singing: a community sing.
18. a singing, ringing, or whistling sound.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English singan, c. Old Saxon, Old High German singan, Old Norse syngva, Gothic siggwan]
sing′a•ble, adj.

sing.

singular.

sing


Past participle: sung
Gerund: singing

Imperative
sing
sing
Present
I sing
you sing
he/she/it sings
we sing
you sing
they sing
Preterite
I sang
you sang
he/she/it sang
we sang
you sang
they sang
Present Continuous
I am singing
you are singing
he/she/it is singing
we are singing
you are singing
they are singing
Present Perfect
I have sung
you have sung
he/she/it has sung
we have sung
you have sung
they have sung
Past Continuous
I was singing
you were singing
he/she/it was singing
we were singing
you were singing
they were singing
Past Perfect
I had sung
you had sung
he/she/it had sung
we had sung
you had sung
they had sung
Future
I will sing
you will sing
he/she/it will sing
we will sing
you will sing
they will sing
Future Perfect
I will have sung
you will have sung
he/she/it will have sung
we will have sung
you will have sung
they will have sung
Future Continuous
I will be singing
you will be singing
he/she/it will be singing
we will be singing
you will be singing
they will be singing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been singing
you have been singing
he/she/it has been singing
we have been singing
you have been singing
they have been singing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been singing
you will have been singing
he/she/it will have been singing
we will have been singing
you will have been singing
they will have been singing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been singing
you had been singing
he/she/it had been singing
we had been singing
you had been singing
they had been singing
Conditional
I would sing
you would sing
he/she/it would sing
we would sing
you would sing
they would sing
Past Conditional
I would have sung
you would have sung
he/she/it would have sung
we would have sung
you would have sung
they would have sung
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - to make melodious sounds; "The nightingale was singing"
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
solmizate - sing by the syllables of solmization; "solmizate a song before you learn the lyrics"
troll - sing the parts of (a round) in succession
hymn - sing a hymn
carol - sing carols; "They went caroling on Christmas Day"
madrigal - sing madrigals; "The group was madrigaling beautifully"
interpret, render - give an interpretation or rendition of; "The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully"
2.sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
place - sing a note with the correct pitch
troll - sing loudly and without inhibition
croon - sing softly
cantillate, chant, intonate, intone - recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
yodel, descant, warble - sing by changing register; sing by yodeling; "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"
warble, quaver, trill - sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
treble - sing treble
hum - sing with closed lips; "She hummed a melody"
belt, belt out - sing loudly and forcefully
descant on - sing a descant on a main tune or melody
vocalise, vocalize - sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
harmonise, harmonize - sing or play in harmony
descant - sing in descant
sing along - sing with a choir or an orchestra; "Every year the local orchestra and choir perform the `Messiah' and the audience is invited to sing along"
psalm - sing or celebrate in psalms; "He psalms the works of God"
minstrel - celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
solmizate - sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale; "The voice teacher showed the students how to solmizate"
tweedle, chirp - sing in modulation
choir, chorus - sing in a choir
sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
3.sing - to make melodious sounds; "The nightingale was singing"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
4.sing - make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
5.sing - divulge confidential information or secretssing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
talk, spill - reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"

sing

verb
1. croon, carol, chant, trill, warble, yodel, pipe, vocalize Go on, then, sing us a song!
2. trill, chirp, warble, make melody Birds were already singing in the garden.
sing out call (out), cry (out), shout, yell, holler (informal), halloo 'See you,' Jeff sang out.

sing

verb
1. To utter words or sounds in musical tones:
Archaic: tune.
2. Slang. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities:
inform, talk, tattle, tip (off).
Informal: fink.
Slang: rat, snitch, squeal, stool.
Translations
يُغَنّييُغَنِّي
zpívat
synge
kanti
laulaa
गाना
pjevati
elénekelénekel
syngja
歌う
노래하다
canerecantare
dainavimasdainininkas
dziedāt
cânta
spievať
peti
sjunga
ร้องเพลง
گانا
hát

sing

[sɪŋ] (sang (pt) (sung (pp)))
A. VT [+ song, words] → cantar (fig) (= intone) → entonar
sing us a song!¡cántanos una canción!
the words are sung to the tune ofla letra se canta con la melodía de ...
she sings altocanta contralto
to sing a child to sleeparrullar a un niño, adormecer a un niño cantando
to sing sb's praisescantar las alabanzas de algn
to sing a different tunever las cosas de otro color
see also heart A2
B. VI
1. [person, bird] → cantar
"what do you do for a living?" - "I sing"-¿a qué te dedicas? -canto or -soy cantante
to sing to/for sbcantar a algn
to sing to o.s.cantar solo
they sang to the accompaniment of the pianocantaban acompañados del piano
2. [wind, kettle] → silbar; [ears] → zumbar
3. (US) (fig) (= act as informer) → cantar; (= confess) → confesar
sing along VI + ADV he invited the audience to sing alonginvitó al publico a cantar (a coro) con él
I like records that get people singing alongme gustan los discos en que la gente corea las canciones
to sing along with or to a songcorear una canción
to sing along with or to a record/the radiocantar con un disco/la radio
the audience was singing along to his latest hitel público cantaba a coro or coreaba su último éxito
sing out
A. VI + ADV (lit) → cantar con voz fuerte (fig) → pegar un grito
if you want anything, just sing outsi quieres algo no tienes más que pegarme un grito
B. VT + ADVvocear
"hello! I'm back," he sang out cheerfully-¡hola! estoy de vuelta -voceó alegre
sing up VI + ADVcantar más fuerte
sing up!¡más fuerte!

sing

[ˈsɪŋ] [sang] (pt) [sung] (pp)
vt [+ song, aria] → chanter
Have you ever sung this tune before? → Vous avez déjà chanté cet air-là?
I'll sing you a song → Je vais te chanter une chanson.
vi
[person] → chanter
He sang out of tune → Il chantait faux.
[bird, insect] → chanter

sing

vb: pret <sang>, ptp <sung>
n to have a (good) sing(tüchtig) singen
vt
songsingen; to sing a child to sleepein Kind in den Schlaf singen; to sing the praises of somebody/somethingein Loblied auf jdn/etw singen; to sing one’s own praisessich selber loben
(poet)besingen, singen von
visingen; (ears)dröhnen; (kettle)summen; they are singing from the same hymn sheet or song sheet (Brit fig) → sie sagen alle das Gleiche or dasselbe

sing

[sɪŋ] (sang (pt) (sung (pp)))
1. vtcantare
to sing the tenor part → cantare come tenore
to sing sb's praises (fig) → cantare le lodi di qn
to sing a child to sleep → cantare la ninna nanna a un bambino
2. vi (person, bird) → cantare; (ears, kettle, bullet) → fischiare
to sing like a lark → cantare come un usignolo
sing out vi + adv (fam) (call) → chiamare

sing

(siŋ) past tense sang (saŋ) : past participle sung (saŋ) verb
to make (musical sounds) with one's voice. He sings very well; She sang a Scottish song; I could hear the birds singing in the trees.
ˈsinger noun
a person who sings, eg as a profession. Are you a good singer?; He's a trained singer.
ˈsinging noun
the art or activity of making musical sounds with one's voice. Do you do much singing nowadays?; (also adjective) a singing lesson/teacher.
sing out
to shout or call out. Sing out when you're ready to go.

sing

يُغَنِّي zpívat synge singen τραγουδώ cantar laulaa chanter pjevati cantare 歌う 노래하다 zingen synge zaśpiewać cantar петь sjunga ร้องเพลง şarkı söylemek hát 歌唱
References in classic literature ?
So Meg went away to `accept with thanks', look over her dress, and sing blithely as she did up her one real lace frill, while Jo finished her story, her four apples, and had a game of romps with Scrabble.
Presently he began to sing for us--a thin, rusty little chirp.
I thought as much," returned Hawkeye, seating himself; "and as he had got the cover of the lake afore Uncas pulled upon him, it is more than probable the knave will sing his lies about some great ambushment, in which he was outlying on the trail of two Mohicans and a white hunter--for the officers can be considered as little better than idlers in such a scrimmage.
His only resource on such occasions, either to drown thought or drive away evil spirits, was to sing psalm tunes and the good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors of an evening, were often filled with awe at hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from the distant hill, or along the dusky road.
Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this; but Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored; therefore, to the death-longing eyes of such men, who still have left in them some interior compunctions against suicide, does the all-contributed and all-receptive ocean alluringly spread forth his whole plain of unimaginable, taking terrors, and wonderful, new-life adventures; and from the hearts of infinite Pacifics, the thousand mermaids sing to them -- Come hither, broken-hearted; here is another life without the guilt of intermediate death; here are wonders supernatural, without dying for them.
There were to be speeches and singing, but no one had to listen who did not care to; if he wished, meantime, to speak or sing himself, he was perfectly free.
Now, Jim, show this gentleman how you can dance and sing.
It was fight or look on, all day and every day; and sing, gamble, dance, carouse half the night every night.
That is very true," she said; "he cannot sing now; it is already many years that he has lost his voice, but in other times he sang, yes, divinely
Didn' he jis' dis minute sing out like he knowed you?
They would compose and sing as they went along, consulting neither time nor tune.
Tha' might sing th' Doxology," he suggested in his dryest grunt.