Search Result for "sing":
1. deliver by singing;
- Example: "Sing Christmas carols"
2. produce tones with the voice;
- Example: "She was singing while she was cooking"
- Example: "My brother sings very well"
3. to make melodious sounds;
- Example: "The nightingale was singing"
4. make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound;
- Example: "the kettle was singing"
- Example: "the bullet sang past his ear"
[syn: whistle, sing]
5. divulge confidential information or secrets;
- Example: "Be careful--his secretary talks"
[syn: spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sing \Sing\ (s[i^]ng), v. t. 1. To utter with musical inflections or modulations of voice. [1913 Webster] And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. --Rev. xv. 3. [1913 Webster] And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 2. To celebrate in song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Arms and the man I sing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The last, the happiest British king, Whom thou shalt paint or I shall sing. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep. [1913 Webster] 4. To accompany, or attend on, with singing. [1913 Webster] I heard them singing home the bride. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sing \Sing\ (s[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. Sungor 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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
sing 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, sing] 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, sing, babble out, blab out] [ant: keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
215 Moby Thesaurus words for "sing": anthem, babble, ballad, bark, bawl, be in heaven, be indiscreet, be pleased, be unguarded, beam, bellow, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blare, blat, blow the whistle, blubber, blurt, blurt out, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, call, caper, caracole, carol, caw, chant, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, choral service, chorus, chuck, clack, clap hands, climb Parnassus, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, compose poetry, coo, croak, cronk, croon, crow, cuckoo, dance, delight, descant, die with delight, do-re-mi, drawl, drum, eisteddfod, elegize, exclaim, exult, farewell performance, feel happy, flute, folk-music festival, folk-sing, frisk, frolic, gabble, gaggle, gambol, gasp, give away, glory, glow, go into raptures, gobble, groan, growl, grunt, guggle, hiss, honk, hoo, hoot, hootenanny, howl, hum, hymn, inform, inform on, intonate, intone, jam session, joy, jubilate, keen, laugh, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, lilt, lisp in numbers, lull, lullaby, make immortal verse, minstrel, moan, mount Pegasus, mumble, murmur, music festival, musicale, mutter, nark, opera festival, pant, peach, peep, pimp, pip, pipe, poetize, psalm, purr, quack, quaver, radiate cheer, rat, rejoice, reveal a secret, revel, roar, rock festival, roll, rollick, romp, roulade, rumble, scold, scream, screech, serenade, service of song, shake, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sing deathless songs, sing in chorus, sing-in, singfest, singing, singsong, skip, skip for joy, smile, snap, snarl, snitch, snort, sob, sol-fa, solmizate, sough, sparkle, spill, spill the beans, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stool, swan song, take great satisfaction, talk, tattle, tattle on, tell, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, thunder, tread on air, tremolo, trill, troll, trumpet, tune, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, verse, versify, vocalize, wail, warble, whine, whisper, whistle, write poetry, yap, yawp, yell, yelp, yodel