singsongy


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sing·song

 (sĭng′sông′, -sŏng′)
n.
1. Verse characterized by mechanical regularity of rhythm and rhyme.
2. A tediously repetitive rising and falling inflection of the voice.
adj.
Tediously repetitive in vocal inflection or rhythm.

sing′song′y adj.
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singsongy

(ˈsɪŋˌsɒŋɪ)
adj
(Music, other) having the characteristics of singsong
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Now as I re-read it, I could clearly hear her voice in the singsongy way that she spoke, and was grateful that I had an aunt who cared.
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After the shock of his death wore off I thought to myself in a singsongy voice, "Guess whaaaatttt?
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