HyperDic: sing

English > 5 senses of the word sing:
VERBcreationsingdeliver by singing
creationsingproduce tones with the voice
communicationsingto make melodious sounds
communicationsing, whistlemake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
communicationsing, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
sing > pronunciation
Soundssih'ng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sing: 5 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningdeliver by singing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey will sing the duet
Example"Sing Christmas carols"
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Narrowercarolsing carols / carols
hymnsing a hymn
madrigalsing madrigals
solmizatesing by the syllables of solmization
trollsing the parts of (a round) in succession
Broaderinterpret, renderGive an interpretation or rendition / rendition of
singproduce tones with the voice
Similar tosingTo make melodious sounds
Spanishcantar
Catalancantar
Nounssingera person who sings
singingthe act of singing / singing vocal music
songthe act of singing / singing
songa short musical composition with words
English > sing: 5 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningproduce tones with the voice.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s to somebody
ModelSam and Sue sing
Examples
  • "She was singing while she was cooking"
  • "My brother sings very well"
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Narrowerbelt out, beltsing loudly and forcefully
chant, intone, intonate, cantillaterecite with musical intonation
choir, chorussing in a choir
croonsing softly
descantsing in descant
descant onsing a descant on a main tune or melody
harmonize, harmonisesing or play in harmony
humsing with closed lips
minstrelcelebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
placesing a note with the correct pitch
psalmsing or celebrate in psalms
singdeliver by singing
sing alongsing with a choir or an orchestra
solmizatesing using syllables like 'do', 're' and 'mi' to represent the tones of the scale
treblesing treble
trollsing loudly and without inhibition
tweedle, chirpsing in modulation
vocalize, vocalisesing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
warble, trill, quaversing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
yodel, warble, descantsing by changing register
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishcantar
Catalancantar
Nounssingera person who sings
singingthe act of singing / singing vocal music
songthe act of singing / singing
songa short musical composition with words
English > sing: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningTo make melodious sounds.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
ModelThe birds sing in the woods; The woods sing with many kinds of birds
Example"The nightingale was singing"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Similar tosingdeliver by singing
Spanishcantar
Catalancantar
Nounssingera person who sings
songthe characteristic sound produced by a bird
English > sing: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelSam and Sue sing
Example"the kettle was singing"
Synonymwhistle
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishcantar, silbar
Catalancantar, xiular
Nounssonga distinctive or characteristic sound
English > sing: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningdivulge confidential information or secrets.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsspill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, babble out, blab out
Broaderunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Oppositekeep quiet, shut one's mouth, keep one's mouth shutRefrain from divulging sensitive information
Similar tospill, talkreveal information
Spanishcantar, cotillear, delatar, mascullar
Catalancantar, divulgar, murmurar, parlar, parlotejar, revelar, xerrar
Nounssingingdisclosing information or giving evidence about another

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