Sing meaning

sĭng
The definition of a sing is a gathering of people to produce musical sounds with their voices.

An example of a sing is a choir performance.

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(intransitive) To produce musical or harmonious sounds with one's voice.

"I really want to sing in the school choir." said Vera.

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(law) Abbreviation of Singapore.
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To make a small, shrill sound.

The air sings in passing through a crevice.

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To use song or verse in description, praise, etc.

Of thee I sing.

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To have a sensation of ringing, humming, buzzing, etc., as the ears.
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To admit of being sung.
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To be exultant; rejoice.

A sight to make one's heart sing.

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To confess to a crime, esp. so as to implicate others.
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To render or deliver (a song, musical role, etc.) by singing.
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To chant or intone (part of a church service, etc.)
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To describe, proclaim, extol, celebrate, etc. in or as in song or verse.

To sing someone's praises.

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To bring to a given state or place by or with singing.

To sing a baby to sleep.

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Singing by a group gathered for the purpose.
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Such a gathering of people.
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To express audibly by means of a harmonious vocalization.
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To soothe with singing.

To sing somebody to sleep.

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(intransitive, slang) To confess under interrogation.
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To relate in verse; to celebrate in poetry.

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A gathering for the purpose of singing songs.
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Sing is defined as to make musical sounds with the voice, or is slang meaning to confess to a crime.

An example of sing is to hum a tune.

An example of sing is for a person to admit they robbed a bank.

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To make a high whining, humming, or whistling sound.
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To be filled with a buzzing or ringing sound.
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To give information or evidence against someone.
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To intone or chant (parts of the Mass, for example).
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To proclaim or extol, especially in verse.

Sang his praises.

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A gathering of people for group singing.
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sing out
  • To speak or call out loudly; shout.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of sing

  • Middle English singen from Old English singan sengwh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English singen, from Old English singan 'to sing, recite', from Proto-Germanic *singwanÄ… (compare West Frisian sjonge, Low German singen, Dutch zingen, German singen, Danish synge, Swedish sjunga), from Proto-Indo-European *sengÊ·h- (compare Middle Welsh deongl (“to explain"), Ancient Greek ὁμφή (omphḗ, “voice, oracle"), Prakrit saṃghai 'to say, teach').

    From Wiktionary