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sing

verb uk   us   /sɪŋ/ (sang, sung)

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).
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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   us   /ˈsɪŋ.ɪŋ/
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Translations of “sing”
in Arabic يُغَنّي…
in Korean 노래하다…
in Malaysian menyanyi…
in French chanter…
in Turkish şarkı söylemek…
in Italian cantare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唱歌, 演唱…
in Russian петь…
in Polish śpiewać…
in Vietnamese hát, hót…
in Spanish cantar…
in Portuguese cantar…
in Thai ร้องเพลง…
in German singen…
in Catalan cantar…
in Japanese (~を)歌う…
in Indonesian menyanyi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唱歌, 演唱…
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