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Definitions of song

  1. the characteristic sound produced by a bird; " a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
  2. a very small sum; " he bought it for a song"
  3. a short musical composition with words; " a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
  4. a distinctive or characteristic sound; " the song of bullets was in the air"; " the song of the wind"; " the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
  5. the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
  6. A trifle.
  7. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc.
  8. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
  9. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
  10. Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
  11. An object of derision; a laughingstock.
  12. A rhythmic and tuneful musical sound uttered by the voice of a human being, bird, insect, etc.; a lyric or ballad; poetry; a poem which can be set to music; a musical composition to be rendered by the voice.
  13. That which is sung: a short poem or ballad: the melody to which it is adapted: a poem, or poetry in general: the notes of birds: a mere trifle: ( B.) an object of derision.
  14. Short poem to be sung; music for such a poem; notes of birds, insects, & c.
  15. The rendering of vocal music; more widely, any melodious utterance.
  16. Poetry; verse.
  17. A mere trifle.
  18. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice; a little poem to be sung; a ballad; a hymn; a strain; poetry in general; the notes of birds; a mere trifle. Song of Solomon, a canonical book of the Old Testament.
  19. A short poem intended or fit to be sung; a ballad; a lay; a strain; the notes of birds; poetry; a mere trifle.

Usage examples for song

  1. I on the contrary have brought mine, and she has promised to give you a song." – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  2. " I am looking for a song for you, George," she said. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  3. That's some song, ain't it? – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  4. I did not think the world held so much song. – The Dales of Arcady by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
  5. Goatleaf, men call this song in English. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  6. And make me a little song. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  7. I liked the spirit of thy song. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  8. Song after song was called for. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  9. We'll have a song when we get home. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  10. A Song in the Night. – Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
  11. The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: ... – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  12. Do you know the song? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  13. We'll go at that third song first. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  14. To this day I do not know how I got through with that first song that night. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  15. Where did you git that little song? – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  16. But all at once the steady song of the engine began to grow different. – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  17. But, for Burke, the whole world had burst suddenly into song. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  18. Love's old sweet song. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  19. Light conversation and song. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  20. But you'll be able to manage the song, won't you? – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
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