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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.


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.


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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