- The definition of a song is a musical piece, or the sounds of some animals such as birds.
An example of songs are "Silent Night," "Unchained Melody" and "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You."
- the act or art of singing: to break into song
- a piece of music sung or composed for singing
- Old Poet. poetry; verse
- a relatively short metrical composition for, or suitable for, singing, as a ballad or simple lyric
- a musical sound like singing: the song of the lark
Origin of songMiddle English ; from Old English sang: for Indo-European base see sing
for a song
- Music a. A brief composition written or adapted for singing.b. The act or art of singing: broke into song.
- A distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal, such as a bird or an insect.
- a. Poetry; verse.b. A lyric poem or ballad.
Origin of songMiddle English, from Old English sang; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of SongMandarin 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 s&schwa;wŋ`.
- A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.
- Thomas listened to his favorite song on the radio yesterday.
- (by extension) Any musical composition.
- Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
- The act or art of singing.
- A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.
- I love hearing the song of canary birds.
- Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.
- He bought that car for a song.
- An object of derision; a laughing stock.
From Middle English song, sang, from Old English song, sang (“noise, song, singing, chanting; poetry; a poem to be sung or recited, psalm, lay”), from Proto-Germanic *sangwaz (“singing, song”), from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷh- (“to sing”). Cognate with Scots sang, song (“singing, song”), Saterland Frisian Song (“song”), West Frisian sang (“song”), Dutch zang (“song”), Low German sang (“song”), German Sang (“singing, song”), Swedish sång (“song”), Norwegian song (“song”), Icelandic söngur (“song”), Ancient Greek ὁμφή (omphḗ, “voice, oracle”). More at sing.