Definition of “song” - English Dictionary

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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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(Definition of “song” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“song” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “song” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)