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sing

sing

 
 
pronunciation:
sIng
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sings, singing, sang, sung
definition 1: to make musical sounds with the voice.
similar words:
carol, croon, descant, harmonize, trill, vocalize, warble
definition 2: to perform as a singer.
similar words:
perform, vocalize
definition 3: to produce melodious or musical sound of particular beauty.
His trumpet playing sings.
similar words:
lilt
definition 4: (slang) to act as an informant, esp. while confessing; squeal.
synonyms:
inform, rat, squeal, stool
similar words:
spill the beans, tattle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to utter (a song or the like) in a musical manner.
synonyms:
croon, hum
similar words:
belt, carol, chant, intone, serenade, trill, vocalize, warble
definition 2: to proclaim with great enthusiasm.
She sings his praises.
synonyms:
proclaim
similar words:
acclaim, celebrate, declare, exalt, glorify, sound
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part of speech: noun
definition: a gathering of people for singing.
synonyms:
hootenanny, sing-along, songfest
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  • singer:
    a person who sings.
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