Definitions for songsɔŋ, sɒŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word song
a short musical composition with words
"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
a distinctive or characteristic sound
"the song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
the act of singing
"with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
birdcall, call, birdsong, song(noun)
the characteristic sound produced by a bird
"a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
a very small sum
"he bought it for a song"
Sung, Sung dynasty, Song, Song dynasty(noun)
the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
A short musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.
Thomas listened to his favorite song on the radio yesterday.
The act or art of singing.
A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.
I love hearing the song of canary birds.
Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.
He bought that car for a song.
A former dynasty in China, reigning from the end of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the beginning of the Yuan
A former empire in China, occupying the eastern half of modern China
The era of Chinese history during which the dynasty reigned
Origin: From sang, from sangwaz.
that which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc
a lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad
more generally, any poetical strain; a poem
poetical composition; poetry; verse
an object of derision; a laughingstock
In music, a song is a composition for voice or voices, performed by singing. A choral or vocal song may be accompanied by musical instruments, or it may be unaccompanied, as in the case of a cappella songs. The lyrics of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, though they may be religious verses or free prose. A song may be for a solo singer, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices. Songs with more than one voice to a part are considered choral works. Songs can be broadly divided into many different forms, depending on the criteria used. One division is between "art songs", "pop songs", and "folk songs". Other common methods of classification are by purpose, by style, or by time of origin. A song is a piece of music for accompanied or unaccompanied voice/voices or, "the act or art of singing," but the term is generally not used for large vocal forms including opera and oratorio. However, the term is, "often found in various figurative and transferred sense." The noun "song" has the same etymological root as the verb "to sing" and the Oxford English Dictionary defines the word to mean "that which is sung" or "a musical composition suggestive of song." The OED also defines the word to mean "a poem" or "the musical phrases uttered by some birds, whales, and insects, typically forming a recognizable and repeated sequence and used chiefly for territorial defence or for attracting mates."
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'song' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2714
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'song' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1712
Rank popularity for the word 'song' in Nouns Frequency: #686
Translations for song
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- liedjie, liedAfrikaans
- ifa, mahnıAzerbaijani
- cançóCatalan, Valencian
- písnička, píseňCzech
- slik, vise, sangDanish
- Song, Lied, GesangGerman
- ωδή, τραγούδι, άσμαGreek
- kanto, kanzonoEsperanto
- آهنگ, ترانهPersian
- songur, sangurFaroese
- sang, lietWestern Frisian
- ceol, amhránIrish
- òran, luinneag, amhranScottish Gaelic
- שיר, שירהHebrew
- गाना, गीतHindi
- chanteHaitian Creole
- dal, énekHungarian
- arie, canzon, canteInterlingue
- lag, söngurIcelandic
- 歌, 歌曲Japanese
- ән, өлең, жырKazakh
- ចំរៀង, ចម្រៀងKhmer
- 가곡, 가요, 歌曲, 歌謠, 노래Korean
- stiran, گۆرانیKurdish
- ເພງ, ເພັງLao
- പാട്ട്, ഗാനംMalayalam
- gita, laguMalay
- lied, nummer, een appel en een ei, prikkie, zang, liedjeDutch
- songNorwegian Nynorsk
- sinNavajo, Navaho
- nagamowinOjibwe, Ojibwa
- зарӕгOssetian, Ossetic
- ਗਾਣਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- śpiew, piosenkaPolish
- سرودPashto, Pushto
- canzùn, chanzun, canzungRomansh
- cântare, cântecRomanian
- песнь, пе́сенка, пе́сняRussian
- lávllaNorthern Sami
- pesmica, пјесмица, песмица, pjesmica, песма, pjesma, pesma, пјесмаSerbo-Croatian
- ගීතයSinhala, Sinhalese
- pesnička, pieseňSlovak
- pinaSouthern Sotho
- spottstyver, sång, visaSwedish
- చవక, పాటTelugu
- суруд, таронаTajik
- kanta, awitTagalog
- ناخشاUyghur, Uighur
- گیت, گاناUrdu
- ca hát, bài hátVietnamese
- kanit, lidVolapük
- פּיעסניע, לידYiddish
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