song

[sawng, song]
noun
1.
a short metrical composition intended or adapted for singing, especially one in rhymed stanzas; a lyric; a ballad.
2.
a musical piece adapted for singing or simulating a piece to be sung: Mendelssohn's “Songs without Words.”
3.
poetical composition; poetry.
4.
the art or act of singing; vocal music.
5.
something that is sung.
6.
an elaborate vocal signal produced by an animal, as the distinctive sounds produced by certain birds, frogs, etc., in a courtship or territorial display.
Idioms
7.
for a song, at a very low price; as a bargain: We bought the rug for a song when the estate was auctioned off.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English song, sang, Old English; cognate with German Sang, Old Norse sǫngr, Gothic saggws

songlike, adjective
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Song

[sawng]
noun Pinyin.
1.
Ailing [ahy-ling] , Soong, Ai-ling.
2.
Qingling [ching-ling] , Soong, Ching-ling.
3.
Meiling [mey-ling] , Soong, Mei-ling.
4.
Ziwen [zœ-wuhn] , Soong, Tse-ven.
5.
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song (sɒŋ)
 
n
1.  a.  a piece of music, usually employing a verbal text, composed for the voice, esp one intended for performance by a soloist
 b.  the whole repertory of such pieces
 c.  (as modifier): a song book
2.  poetical composition; poetry
3.  the characteristic tuneful call or sound made by certain birds or insects
4.  the act or process of singing: they raised their voices in song
5.  for a song at a bargain price
6.  informal (Brit) on song performing at peak efficiency or ability
 
[Old English sang; related to Gothic saggws, Old High German sang; see sing]
 
'songlike
 
adj

Song (sʊŋ)
 
n
the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Sung

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Word Origin & History

song
O.E. sang "art of singing, a metrical composition adapted for singing," from P.Gmc. *sangwaz (cf. O.N. söngr, Norw. song, Swed. sång, O.S., Dan., O.Fris., O.H.G., Ger. sang, M.Du. sanc, Du. zang, Goth. saggws), related to sing (q.v.). Songbook is O.E. sangboc; song-bird
is from 1774; songster is O.E. sangystre. Phrase for a song is from "All's Well" III.ii.9. With a song in (one's) heart "feeling of joy" is first attested 1930 in Lorenz Hart's lyric. Song and dance as a form of vaudeville act is attested from 1872; fig. sense of "rigmarole" is from 1895.
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Songs definition


of Moses (Ex. 15; Num. 21:17; Deut. 32; Rev. 15:3), Deborah (Judg. 5), Hannah (1 Sam. 2), David (2 Sam. 22, and Psalms), Mary (Luke 1:46-55), Zacharias (Luke 1:68-79), the angels (Luke 2:13), Simeon (Luke 2:29), the redeemed (Rev. 5:9; 19), Solomon (see SOLOMON, SONGS OF ØT0003474).

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Example sentences for songs
The parody songs generally make light of current events or celebrities in the
  news.
Songs typically comment on the action taking place in the movie, in several
  ways.
Again also used to describe additional songs played at the end of a gig.
The sessions yielded eight songs, including my baby left me and blue suede
  shoes.
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