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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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Examples from the web for singsong
  • And some of their dialogue has a curiously naive, singsong quality, rendered accordingly.
  • She played the role hunched over to look small and spoke in a singsong falsetto.
  • Her singsong voice beat an echo against the bare walls.
  • He writes in a simple, singsong prose, with many misspellings.
  • From off in another cavern came a funereal dirge, a savage singsong, such as negroes in their primitive state call forth.
British Dictionary definitions for singsong

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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