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.
Sung imp. & p. p. of Sing.
adj : using the voice in song; "vocal music" [syn: vocal]
n : the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for
art and literature and philosophy [syn: Sung dynasty, Song,
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]