Sing Sing (s[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. {Sung}or {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. [1913 Webster]

The noise of them that sing do I hear. --Ex. xxxii. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do. [1913 Webster]

On every bough the briddes heard I sing. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Singing birds, in silver cages hung. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice. [1913 Webster]

O'er his head the flying spear Sang innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Bid her . . . sing Of human hope by cross event destroyed. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

5. To cry out; to complain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They should sing if thet they were bent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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