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English noun: song

1. song (communication) a short musical composition with words


SamplesA successful musical must have at least three good songs.


Synonymsvocal


Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music


Narrower (hyponym)anthem, aria, ballad, banquet song, barcarole, barcarolle, berceuse, coronach, cradlesong, dirge, ditty, drinking song, folk ballad, folk song, folksong, golden oldie, lament, lay, lied, love song, love-song, lullaby, oldie, partsong, prothalamion, prothalamium, religious song, requiem, roundelay, scolion, serenade, threnody, torch song, work song


Part holonymchorus, language, lyric, refrain, words

2. song (event) a distinctive or characteristic sound


SamplesThe song of bullets was in the air.
The song of the wind.
The wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead.


Broader (hypernym)sound

3. song (act) the act of singing


SamplesWith a shout and a song they marched up to the gates.


Synonymsstrain


Broader (hypernym)vocal music


Narrower (hyponym)carol, cradlesong, lullaby

4. song (communication) the characteristic sound produced by a bird


SamplesA bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age.


Synonymsbirdcall, birdsong, call


Broader (hypernym)animal communication


Narrower (hyponym)bell-like call, two-note call

5. song (possession) a very small sum


SamplesHe bought it for a song.


Broader (hypernym)bargain, buy, steal

6. Song (group) the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy


SynonymsSong dynasty, Sung, Sung dynasty


Broader (hypernym)dynasty









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