Definitions for: Sing


[v] divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
[v] make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
[v] to make melodious sounds; "The nightingale was singing"
[v] produce musical tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
[v] deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sing, v. i. [imp. Sungor Sang; p. p. Sung; p. pr. &
vb. n. Singing.] [AS. singan; akin to D. zingen, OS. & OHG.
singan, G. singen, Icel. syngja, Sw. sjunga, Dan. synge,
Goth. siggwan, and perhaps to E. say, v.t., or cf. Gr. ???
voice. Cf. Singe, Song.]
1. To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious
modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according
to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as
alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece.

The noise of them that sing do I hear. --Ex. xxxii.
18.

2. To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.

On every bough the briddes heard I sing. --Chaucer.

Singing birds, in silver cages hung. --Dryden.

3. To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in
passing through a crevice.

O'er his head the flying spear Sang innocent, and
spent its force in air. --Pope.

4. To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to
celebrate something in poetry. --Milton.

Bid her . . . sing Of human hope by cross event
destroyed. --Prior.



5. Ti cry out; to complain. [Obs.]

They should sing if thet they were bent. --Chaucer.


Sing, v. t.
1. To utter with musical infections or modulations of voice.

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God,
and the song of the Lamb. --Rev. xv. 3.

And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.
--Keble.

2. To celebrate is song; to give praises to in verse; to
relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry. --Milton.

Arms and the man I sing. --Dryden.

The last, the happiest British king, Whom thou shalt
paint or I shall sing. --Addison.

3. To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a
child to sleep.

4. To accompany, or attend on, with singing.

I heard them singing home the bride. --Longfellow.

Synonyms: babble, babble out, blab, blab out, peach, talk, tattle, whistle

Antonyms: keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth

See Also: belt, belt out, break, bring out, cantillate, carol, chant, chirp, choir, chorus, croon, descant, descant on, disclose, discover, divulge, emit, expose, give away, go, harmonise, harmonize, hum, hymn, impart, interpret, intonate, intone, let loose, let on, let out, madrigal, minstrel, mouth, place, quaver, render, reveal, sing, solmizate, sound, speak, talk, treble, trill, troll, tweedle, utter, utter, verbalise, verbalize, vocalise, vocalize, warble, yodel

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