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English verb: sing

1. sing (creation) deliver by singing


SamplesSing Christmas carols.


ExamplesThey will sing the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, render, sing


Narrower (hyponym)carol, hymn, madrigal, solmizate, troll


Verb groupsing


Domain categorymusic

2. sing (creation) produce tones with the voice


SamplesShe was singing while she was cooking.
My brother sings very well.


ExamplesSam and Sue sing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)belt, belt out, cantillate, chant, chirp, choir, chorus, croon, descant, descant, descant on, harmonise, harmonize, hum, intonate, intone, minstrel, place, psalm, quaver, sing, sing along, solmizate, treble, trill, troll, tweedle, vocalise, vocalize, warble, warble, yodel


Domain categorymusic

3. sing (communication) to make melodious sounds


SamplesThe nightingale was singing.


ExamplesThe birds sing in the woods , The woods sing with many kinds of birds


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Verb groupsing

4. sing (communication) make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound


SamplesThe kettle was singing.
The bullet sang past his ear.


ExamplesSam and Sue sing


Synonymswhistle


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

5. sing (communication) divulge confidential information or secrets


SamplesBe careful--his secretary talks.


Synonymsbabble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, talk, tattle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap


Verb groupspill, talk


Antonymskeep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth









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