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singverb

uk   /sɪŋ/ 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. You need to sing up (= sing louder).

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

sing.

(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/ sung /sʌŋ/ , past participle sung /sʌŋ/
to make musical sounds with the voice: [T] She sings really terrible songs in the shower. [I] At dawn, the birds began 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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