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"song" in British English

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songnoun

uk   /sɒŋ/ us   /sɑːŋ/
A2 [C] a usually short piece of music with words that are sung: to sing a song a love/folk/pop song
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[U] the act of singing, or singing when considered generally: He was so happy he wanted to burst/break into song (= start singing).
[C or U] the musical sound that a bird makes: bird song A thrush's song was the only sound to break the silence.

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songnoun [C/U]

us   /sɔŋ/
a usually short piece of music with words that are sung: [C] We bought a CD of Cole Porter songs.
Song is also the act of singing, or singing when considered generally: [U] He was so happy he wanted to burst into song (= start singing).
The song of a bird is the musical sound it makes.
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