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singsong

[sing-sawng, -song] /ˈsɪŋˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ/
noun
1.
verse, or a piece of verse, that is monotonously jingly in rhythm and pattern of pitch.
2.
monotonous rhythmical cadence, tone, or sound.
3.
British. an unrehearsed singing of well-known songs by an audience or other informal, untrained group; a community sing.
adjective
4.
monotonous in rhythm and in pitch.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; sing + song
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British Dictionary definitions for sing-song

singsong

/ˈsɪŋˌsɒŋ/
noun
1.
an accent, metre, or intonation that is characterized by an alternately rising and falling rhythm, as in a person's voice, piece of verse, etc
2.
(Brit) an informal session of singing, esp of popular or traditional songs
adjective
3.
having a regular or monotonous rising and falling rhythm: a singsong accent
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Word Origin and History for sing-song
adj.

also singsong, musically repetitive and unvarying, 1734, from earlier use as a noun meaning "a jingling ballad" (c.1600), from sing (v.) + song (n.).

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