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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ It is not just the choral singing that puts this new Messiah up with the very best.
▪ However, one area which has inevitably suffered in the process is that of choral singing.
▪ Her love of choral singing, fostered at Oxford in the Bach Choir, gives her continuing pleasure.
▪ Consequently, many young people now see choral singing as less glamorous and challenging than playing in an ensemble.
▪ The programmes are noted particularly for the high quality of choral singing.
▪ There are nevertheless still some school, borough and county choirs which flourish and some music centres which also promote choral singing.
▪ At its best, singing can feel like a river of light flowing through a firm yet flexible channel.
▪ They could never even rely upon a good singing voice - instead there is that distinctive nasal whine.
▪ Match your vocal chords to the best singing bird in the world, the Water Slagger.
▪ Which would seem to suggest that old-fashioned good singing is good, nomatterwhat register it happens to be in.
▪ He did not stop playing the trumpet or taking singing lessons.
▪ I have also indicated to the headmistress that you take singing lessons.
▪ And, he says, he's still taking singing lessons.
▪ So she had singing lessons, and both Eva and Margaret learnt the art of speech and drama from a Mrs Rickwood.
▪ Individual singing lessons are also available, and a limited number of pupils can receive piano lessons at School.
▪ Sometimes its funny, sometimes its poignant, sometimes it's just an excuse to show off a fine singing voice.
▪ They could never even rely upon a good singing voice - instead there is that distinctive nasal whine.
▪ Electronic man attending to the high singing voices from another star that compliment him, soothe him, accept his duty.
▪ A pleasant girl with a sweet singing voice.
▪ She had a pretty singing voice, no more, and was still too young for social occasions.
▪ But being trained to use your singing voice is really good.
▪ Sometimes you hear her singing, in the summertime.
▪ He could hear more singing on the quays below: still more revellers on their way to the cathedral.
▪ I heard the singing of birds turn to voices.
▪ From below, in the Bible belt, I hear hymn singing.
▪ Sharpe could hear their strong singing.
▪ From the mound, he heard voices of people singing, as if at a banquet.
be singing from the same hymn book/sheet
be singing from the same hymn sheet/book
burst out laughing/crying/singing etc
▪ At that point I burst out laughing.
▪ Charles didn't respond and after a frozen pause, she collapsed into a chair and burst out crying.
▪ He did it so cleverly that you would think it was the real thing - until he burst out laughing.
▪ I came down the steps of the Ashbery that morning and burst out laughing at the heat.
▪ I said and burst out crying.
▪ Julie, surprised, burst out laughing.
▪ The whole group bursts out laughing.
▪ The woman and children burst out laughing again, getting up from the table and crowding round me.
▪ Danni decided to come to England to launch her singing career.
▪ Everyone joined in with the singing.
▪ He asked her why she didn't make use of her talent and give singing lessons.
▪ I hear Frank's taken up singing again.
▪ And, he says, he's still taking singing lessons.
▪ He is in his school sports teams and enjoys singing, having recently won prizes at two festivals.
▪ Suggestions are also made for antiphonal singing.
▪ The solo singing is by and large excellent.
▪ There was a reason why they had foregone the privilege of having a singing canary in the dock.
▪ This in turn may influence the singing of a congregation, and make it flabby and dull.
▪ Unaccompanied congregational singing can be beautiful and satisfying.
▪ We also help to swell the singing when early madrigals are included in a performance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    The noise of them that sing do I hear.
    --Ex. xxxii. 18.

  2. To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.

    On every bough the briddes heard I sing.

    Singing birds, in silver cages hung.

  3. To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice.

    O'er his head the flying spear Sang innocent, and spent its force in air.

  4. To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry.

    Bid her . . . sing Of human hope by cross event destroyed.

  5. To cry out; to complain. [Obs.]

    They should sing if thet they were bent.


Singing \Sing"ing\, a. & n. from Sing, v. Singing bird. (Zo["o]l.)

  1. Popularly, any bird that sings; a song bird.

  2. Specifically, any one of the Oscines.

    Singing book, a book containing music for singing; a book of tunes.

    Singing falcon or Singing hawk. (Zo["o]l.) See Chanting falcon, under Chanting.

    Singing fish (Zo["o]l.), a California toadfish ( Porichthys porosissimus), called also midshipman; -- so called because it produces a buzzing sound with its air bladder.

    Singing flame (Acoustics), a flame, as of hydrogen or coal gas, burning within a tube and so adjusted as to set the air within the tube in vibration, causing sound. The apparatus is called also chemical harmonicon.

    Singing master, a man who teaches vocal music.

    Singing school, a school in which persons are instructed in singing.

  1. 1 (context music English) smooth and flowing. 2 (context of a kettle etc. English) Producing a whistling sound due to the escape of steam. n. 1 The act of using the voice to produce musical sounds; vocalizing. 2 (context informal English) disclosing information, or giving evidence about another. 3 (context US English) A gathering for the purpose of singing shape note songs. v

  2. (present participle of sing English)

  1. adj. smooth and flowing [syn: cantabile]

  2. n. the act of singing vocal music [syn: vocalizing]

  3. disclosing information or giving evidence about another [syn: tattle, telling]


See sing

  1. v. 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]

  6. [also: sung, singing, sang]


Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music ( arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists, or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues and popular music styles such as pop and rock.

Singing can be formal or informal, arranged or improvised. It may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort, or ritual, as part of music education, or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice. If practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success (singing in more than one genre). They typically take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers.

Usage examples of "singing".

Domremy should know of the baptism of King Clovis of France, and of the descent of the Holy Ghost, at the singing of Veni Creator Spiritus, bearing in its beak the holy ampulla, full of chrism blessed by Our Lord?

Another nervous entry in the police dossiers, recorded shortly after the air raids over Tokyo began, noted that little children were blithely singing a jingle anticipating the imperial palace burning down.

He was bewildered, for instance, by her new and to him quite inexplicable reluctance to respond to their familiar urinary tune by singing the antistrophe that signified assent, and crouching to relieve herself.

But just at the moment that he was about to hit the ground astoundingly hard he saw lying directly in front of him a small navy-blue holdall that he knew for a fact he had lost in the baggage-retrieval system at Athens airport some ten years in his personal time-scale previously, and in his astonishment he missed the ground completely and bobbed off into the air with his brain singing.

For the meat eaters, a number of giant baloneys were set to roasting whole on spits, to be turned and attentively basted with a grape-jelly glaze by once-quarrelsome kitchen staff while others made croutons from old bread, bustling about while the spinach thawed, singing along with the radio, which someone had mercifully re-tuned to a rock and roll station.

July flowers, and striped balsamine, singing birds and fluttering insects, full of extravagant beauty.

He ran upstairs, singing a barcarole at the top of his voice, and rushed into the room, waving the model ship above his head.

I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.

The ways of Barding are many, but all are important in the life of this land, and all meet in singing, which braids together the different knowings into a wide and subtle music, the music of living.

Shadow masked him, while his ears rang and burned to the language of wind, singing litanies over bared granite.

Gellor left off the runs and rills, playing instead a melody and singing a ballad that bespoke the comradery and gladness of a forest camp at the coming of night.

Scorned by the One God of whose son he was begotten, Elua trod with bare feet on the bosom of his mother Earth and wandered singing, and where he went, flowers bloomed in his footprints.

Richmond, and all the loveliness of spring spread out before uswildflowers in bloom, little lambs frolicking in the fields, birds swinging and singing on blossomy boughs.

Scottish kitchen reverberates with bouzouki music and a plaintive tinny voice singing in Greek.

It is social, yet not averse to solitude, singing often in groups, and as often by itself in the furze brake, or on the briery knoll.