sing ( sings 3rd person present) ( singing present participle) ( sang past tense) ( sung past participle )
1 verb When you sing, you make musical sounds with your voice, usually producing words that fit a tune.
I can't sing... V
I sing about love most of the time... V about n
They were all singing the same song... V n
Go on, then, sing us a song!... V n n
`You're getting to be a habit with me,' sang Eddie. V with quote
2 verb When birds or insects sing, they make pleasant high-pitched sounds.
Birds were already singing in the garden. V
singing sing along phrasal verb If you sing alongwith a piece of music, you sing it while you are listening to someone else perform it. We listen to children's shows on the radio, and Janey can sing along with all the tunes... V P with n You can sing along to your favourite Elvis hits. V P to n ...fifteen hundred people all singing along and dancing. V P →
Sing. is a written abbreviation for singular.
sing-song ( sing-songs plural ) , singsong
1 adj A sing-song voice repeatedly rises and falls in pitch.
He started to speak in a nasal sing-song voice.
2 n-count A sing-song is an occasion on which a group of people sing songs together for pleasure.
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild
1 carol, chant, chirp, croon, make melody, pipe, trill, vocalize, warble, yodel
2 (slang, chiefly U.S.) betray, blow the whistle (on) (informal) fink (on) (slang, chiefly U.S.) grass (Brit. slang) inform (on), peach (slang) rat (on) (informal) shop (slang, chiefly Brit.) spill one's guts (slang) spill the beans (informal) squeal (slang) tell all, turn in (informal)
3 buzz, hum, purr, whine, whistle
call (out), cooee, cry (out), halloo, holler (informal) make oneself heard, shout, shout ahoy, yell
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