sing

sing
sing
sing1 [siŋ]
vi.
sang, sung, singing [ME singen < OE singan, akin to Ger singen < IE base * sengwh- > Gr omphē, a voice, oracle]
1.
a) to produce musical sounds or notes with the voice, esp. in a connected series, as in giving voice to a song
b) to perform musical selections vocally, esp. as a professional
2. to use song or verse in description, praise, etc. [of thee I sing]
3.
a) to make musical sounds like those made by the human voice, as a violin or songbird
b) to make a sound of whistling, buzzing, humming, etc., as a steaming teakettle, a bee, a strong wind, etc.
4. to have a sensation of ringing, humming, buzzing, etc., as the ears
5. to admit of being sung
6. to be exultant; rejoice [a sight to make one's heart sing]
7. Slang to confess to a crime, esp. so as to implicate others
vt.
1. to render or deliver (a song, musical role, etc.) by singing
2. to chant or intone (part of a church service, etc.)
3. to describe, proclaim, extol, celebrate, etc. in or as in song or verse [to sing someone's praises]
4. to bring to a given state or place by or with singing [to sing a baby to sleep]
n.
1. Informal singing by a group gathered for the purpose
2. such a gathering of people
——————
sing out
Informal to speak or call out loudly; shout
singable
adj.
sing2
abbrev.
singular

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