An example of a sing is a choir performance.
The air sings in passing through a crevice.
Of thee I sing.
A sight to make one's heart sing.
To sing someone's praises.
To sing a baby to sleep.
To sing somebody to sleep.
An example of sing is to hum a tune.
An example of sing is for a person to admit they robbed a bank.
Sang his praises.
- To speak or call out loudly; shout.
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 á½Î¼Ï†Î® (omphá¸—, “voice, oracle"), Prakrit saá¹ƒghai 'to say, teach').