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Definition 1: the act of singing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where song or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates

Synonyms for song in the sense of this definition

(song is a kind of ...) music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

(... is a kind of song ) a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

(... is a kind of song ) the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep

Definition 2: a short musical composition with words - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where song or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

Synonyms for song in the sense of this definition

(song is a kind of ...) a musical work that has been created

"the composition is written in four movements"

(... is a kind of song ) religious music for singing

(... is a kind of song ) a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep

(... is a kind of song ) a song that was formerly popular

(... is a kind of song ) a song with two or more voice parts

(... is a kind of song ) a song in celebration of a marriage

(... is a kind of song ) a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain

(... is a kind of song ) a song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests at a banquet

(... is a kind of song ) a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

(... is a kind of song ) a popular song concerned with disappointment in love

(... is a kind of song ) a song about love or expressing love for another person

(... is a kind of song ) a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano

(... is a kind of song ) a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture

(... is a kind of song ) a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)

(... is a kind of song ) an elaborate song for solo voice

(... is a kind of song ) a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

(... is a kind of song ) a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers

(... is a kind of song ) a usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work

(... is a kind of song ) a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)

(... is a kind of song ) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

(... is a kind of song ) a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties

(song is a part of ...) the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

"his compositions always started with the lyrics" "he wrote both words and music" "the song uses colloquial language"

(song is a part of ...) the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

Definition 3: the characteristic sound produced by a bird - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where song or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Synonyms for song in the sense of this definition

(song is a kind of ...) communication between animals (of the same species)

(... is a kind of song ) a birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell

(... is a kind of song ) a birdcall having two notes

"the two-note call of the cuckoo"

Definition 4: a distinctive or characteristic sound - [noun denoting event]

Samples where song or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the song of bullets was in the air
  • the song of the wind
  • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

(song is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 5: the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for song in the sense of this definition

(song is a kind of ...) a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

Definition 6: a very small sum - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where song or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought it for a song

(song is a kind of ...) an advantageous purchase

"she got a bargain at the auction" "the stock was a real buy at that price"

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