Singing
Singing Sing"ing, a. & n. from {Sing}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Singing bird}. (Zo["o]l.) (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}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chanting falcon}, under {Chanting}.

{Singing fish} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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