sing

When you sing, you make music with your voice: "Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti..." You get it.

Many of us sing along to the radio, sing lullabys to babies, or sing happy birthday to our friends. Sometimes voices are so loud and musical that you can use sing even when they're not literally singing: "She waves and sings out a cheerful, 'Hello!'" In poetry, to sing is to honor or praise, as Walt Whitman does in "Song of Myself:" "I celebrate myself and sing myself."

Definitions of sing
  1. verb
    produce tones with the voice
    “She was singing while she was cooking”
    “My brother sings very well”
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    place
    sing a note with the correct pitch
    troll
    sing loudly and without inhibition
    croon
    sing softly
    cantillate, chant, intonate, intone
    recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    descant, warble, yodel
    sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    quaver, trill, warble
    sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    treble
    sing treble
    hum
    sing with closed lips
    belt, belt out
    sing loudly and forcefully
    descant on
    sing a descant on a main tune or melody
    vocalise, vocalize
    sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    harmonise, harmonize
    sing or play in harmony
    descant
    sing in descant
    sing along
    sing with a choir or an orchestra
    psalm
    sing or celebrate in psalms
    minstrel
    celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
    solmizate
    sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale
    chirp, tweedle
    sing in modulation
    choir, chorus
    sing in a choir
    singsong
    speak, chant, or declaim in a singsong
    solmizate
    sing by the syllables of solmization
    troll
    sing the parts of (a round) in succession
    hymn
    sing a hymn
    carol
    sing carols
    madrigal
    sing madrigals
    type of:
    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    express in speech
  2. verb
    deliver by singing
    Sing Christmas carols”
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    solmizate
    sing by the syllables of solmization
    troll
    sing the parts of (a round) in succession
    hymn
    sing a hymn
    carol
    sing carols
    madrigal
    sing madrigals
    type of:
    interpret, render
    give an interpretation or rendition of
  3. verb
    to make melodious sounds
    “The nightingale was singing
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    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  4. verb
    make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
    “the kettle was singing
    “the bullet sang past his ear”
    synonyms: whistle
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    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  5. verb
    divulge confidential information or secrets
    synonyms: babble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, talk, tattle
    spill, talk
    reveal information
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    Antonyms:
    keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth
    refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information
    type of:
    break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
    make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
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