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English definition of “sing”

sing

verb uk   /sɪŋ/ (sang, sung) us  

sing verb (MAKE MUSIC)

A1 [I or T] to make musical sounds with the voice, usually a tune with words: The children sang two songs by Schubert at the school concert. We were woken early by the sound of the birds singing. Your grandmother would like you to sing for/to her. [+ two objects] Will you sing us a song/sing a song to us? She sang her baby to sleep every night. Pavarotti is singing Rodolfo (= singing the part of Rodolfo) in "La Bohème" at La Scala this week. Please sing up (US out) (= sing louder).

sing verb (RING)

[I] to make or be filled with a (high) ringing sound: A bullet sang past the top of the soldier's head.
singing
noun [U] uk   /ˈsɪŋ.ɪŋ/ us  
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of sing verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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