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"sing" in British English

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singverb

uk   us   /sɪŋ/ (sang, sung)
  • sing verb (MAKE MUSIC)

A1 [I or T] to make ​musicalsounds with the ​voice, usually a ​tune with words: The ​children sang two ​songs by Schubert at the ​schoolconcert. 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. You need to sing up (= sing ​louder).

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singing
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsɪŋ.ɪŋ/
Phrasal verbs

sing.

written abbreviation for singular
(Definition of sing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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singverb [I/T]

 us   /sɪŋ/ (past tense sang  /sæŋ/ or sung  /sʌŋ/ , past participle sung  /sʌŋ/ )
to make ​musicalsounds with the ​voice: [T] She sings really ​terriblesongs in the ​shower. [I] At ​dawn, the ​birdsbegan to sing. [I] We sang along to (= sang with) the ​radio while ​driving.sing someone to sleep If you sing someone to ​sleep, you sing until the ​person goes to ​sleep: She sang her ​baby to ​sleep.
(Definition of sing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sing”
in Korean 노래하다…
in Arabic يُغَنّي…
in Malaysian menyanyi…
in French chanter…
in Russian петь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唱歌, 演唱…
in Italian cantare…
in Turkish şarkı söylemek…
in Polish śpiewać…
in Spanish cantar…
in Vietnamese hát, hót…
in Portuguese cantar…
in Thai ร้องเพลง…
in German singen…
in Catalan cantar…
in Japanese (~を)歌う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唱歌, 演唱…
in Indonesian menyanyi…
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