- (intransitive) To produce harmonious sounds with one’s voice.
- "I really want to sing in the school choir." said Vera.
- (transitive) To express audibly by means of a harmonious vocalization.
- (slang) To confess under interrogation.
NounSing (plural Sings)
Adverbs for Sing
fervently; quaveringly; nocturnally; effortlessly; audibly; angelically; lustily; be-witchingly; blithely; responsively; derisively; impetuously; exultingly; merrily; conscientiously; extemporaneously; vigorously.
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
From Middle English singen, from Old English singan 'to sing, recite', from Proto-Germanic *singwanan (compare West Frisian sjonge, Dutch zingen, German singen, Swedish sjunga), from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷh- (compare Welsh deongl 'to explain', Ancient Greek omphē 'voice, oracle', Prakrit saṃghai 'to say, teach').