AskDefine | Define sing

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /sɪŋ/, /sIN/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪŋ


singan, from . Cognate with Dutch zingen, German singen, Swedish sjunga.


  1. To produce harmonious sounds with one’s voice.
    I sing tenor in my school choir.
  2. To confess under interrogation.


to produce harmonious sounds with one’s voice


  1. A gathering for the purpose of singing songs.

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Extensive Definition

Sing is a verb in the English language used to describe the activity of singing a song.
It may also refer to:
In music:
In film or theater:
  • SING!, an annual, entirely student-run production put on by the students of some high schools in New York City
  • Sing, a 1989 film directed by Richard J. Baskin about SING!
  • Sing!, an Academy Award nominated 2001 documentary directed by Freida Lee Mock
Other uses:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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