singing

Definitions of singing
  1. noun
    the act of singing vocal music
    synonyms: vocalizing
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    a capella singing, a cappella singing
    singing without instrumental accompaniment
    bel canto
    a style of operatic singing
    coloratura
    singing with florid ornamentation
    caroling
    singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
    crooning
    the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
    crooning
    singing in a soft low tone
    scat, scat singing
    singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    harmonisation, harmonization
    singing in harmony
    humming
    the act of singing with closed lips
    chanting, intonation
    the act of singing in a monotonous tone
    intonation
    singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
    karaoke
    singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)
    part-singing
    singing with three or more voice parts
    hymnody, psalmody
    the act of singing psalms or hymns
    singalong, singsong
    informal group singing of popular songs
    solfege, solfeggio
    a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
    solfege, solfeggio, solmization
    singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
    yodeling
    singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto
    cantillation
    liturgical chanting
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    musical performance
    the act of performing music
    vocal music
    music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)
  2. noun
    disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    synonyms: tattle, telling
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    disclosure, revealing, revelation
    the speech act of making something evident
  3. adjective
    smooth and flowing
    synonyms: cantabile
    melodic, melodious, musical
    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
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