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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sing /ˈsɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sing v. i. [imp. Sung or Sang p. p. Sung; p. pr. & vb. n. Singing.]
 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.
 Bid her . . . sing
 Of human hope by cross event destroyed.   --Prior.
 5. To cry out; to complain. [Obs.]
    They should sing if thet they were bent.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sing v. t.
 1. To utter with musical inflections 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 in song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"
      2: produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was
         cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
      3: to make melodious sounds; "The nightingale was singing"
      4: make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was
         singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear" [syn: whistle]
      5: divulge confidential information or secrets;  "Be
         careful--his secretary talks" [syn: spill the beans, let
         the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach,
          babble, babble out, blab out] [ant: keep quiet]
      [also: sung, singing, sang]