sing-song


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sing-song

adjective droning, repetitive, monotonous, boring, uniform, unchanging, monotone, soporific, repetitious, toneless, samey (informal), uninflected He started to speak in a nasal sing-song voice.
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All these strange antics were accompanied by still stranger guttural noises from the devotee, who seemed to be praying in a sing-song or else singing some pagan psalmody or other, during which his face twitched about in the most unnatural manner.
The pelting sing-song of it carried me forward to scenes and sounds of my boyhood days:
This reproach of my dependence had become a vague sing-song in my ear: very painful and crushing, but only half intelligible.
He stopped a little from the inn, and raising his voice in an odd sing-song, addressed the air in front of him, "Will any kind friend inform a poor blind man, who has lost the precious sight of his eyes in the gracious defence of his native country, England--and God bless King George
Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law," it repeated in a kind of sing-song.
But he was awfully fond of reading aloud in the evenings, in a slow, even, sing-song voice, as though over the dead.
Craig, the gardener, he was a sensible man enough, to be sure, but he was knock-kneed, and had a queer sort of sing-song in his talk; moreover, on the most charitable supposition, he must be far on the way to forty.
She settled her head on the pillow several times, to show her little airs and graces, and struck up her usual whiney sing-song before slumber.
Bobby received a letter, bore it off to his tent, and, the programme for the next week's Sing-song being satisfactorily disposed of, sat down to answer it.
A priest opened a book and, raising his hand, commenced to drone out a sing-song ritual.
He was very fond of reciting poetry, his own and that of others, which he did in a monotonous sing-song.
He delivered himself with precision, as if he had been called upon to make a public statement; and the balanced sing-song neatness of his speech, occasionally corresponded to by a movement of his head, was the more conspicuous from its contrast with good Mr.