Sing Definition

sĭng
sang, singing, sings, sung
verb
sang, singing, sings, sung
To produce musical sounds or notes with the voice, esp. in a connected series, as in giving voice to a song.
Webster's New World
To perform musical selections vocally, esp. as a professional.
Webster's New World
To use song or verse in description, praise, etc.
Of thee I sing.
Webster's New World
To produce sounds when played.
Made the violin sing.
American Heritage
To make musical sounds like those made by the human voice, as a violin or songbird.
Webster's New World
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noun
sings
Singing by a group gathered for the purpose.
Webster's New World
Such a gathering of people.
Webster's New World
abbreviation
Singular.
Webster's New World
pronoun

(law) Abbreviation of Singapore.

Wiktionary
idiom
sing out
  • to speak or call out loudly; shout
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sing

Noun

Singular:
sing
Plural:
sings

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Origin of Sing

  • 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

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

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

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