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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·ing a. & n. from Sing, v.
 Singing bird. Zool. (a) Popularly, any bird that sings; a song bird. (b) Specifically, any one of the Oscines.
 Singing book, a book containing music for singing; a book of tunes.
 Singing falcon or Singing hawk. Zool. See Chanting falcon, under Chanting.
 Singing fish Zool., a California toadfish (Porichthys porosissimus), called also midshipman; -- so called because it produces a buzzing sound with its air bladder.
 Singing flame Acoustics, a flame, as of hydrogen or coal gas, burning within a tube and so adjusted as to set the air within the tube in vibration, causing sound. The apparatus is called also chemical harmonicon.
 Singing master, a man who teaches vocal music.
 Singing school, a school in which persons are instructed in singing.

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]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : smooth and flowing [syn: cantabile]
      n 1: the act of singing vocal music [syn: vocalizing]
      2: disclosing information or giving evidence about another
         [syn: tattle, telling]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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