What does SONG mean?

Definitions for SONG
sɔŋ, sɒŋSONG

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SONG.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. song, vocalnoun

    a short musical composition with words

    "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

  2. songnoun

    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"

  3. song, strainnoun

    the act of singing

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

  4. birdcall, call, birdsong, songnoun

    the characteristic sound produced by a bird

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

  5. songnoun

    a very small sum

    "he bought it for a song"

  6. Sung, Sung dynasty, Song, Song dynastynoun

    the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

GCIDE

  1. Songnoun

    A trifle; an insignificant sum of money; as, he bought it for a song.

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

Wiktionary

  1. songnoun

    A short musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.

    Thomas listened to his favorite song on the radio yesterday.

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

  2. songnoun

    The act or art of singing.

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

  3. songnoun

    A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.

    I love hearing the song of canary birds.

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

  4. songnoun

    Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.

    He bought that car for a song.

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

  5. Songnoun

    A former dynasty in China, reigning from the end of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the beginning of the Yuan

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

  6. Songnoun

    A former empire in China, occupying the eastern half of modern China

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

  7. Songnoun

    The era of Chinese history during which the dynasty reigned

    Etymology: From sang, from sangwaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Songnoun

    that which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

  2. Songnoun

    a lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

  3. Songnoun

    more generally, any poetical strain; a poem

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

  4. Songnoun

    poetical composition; poetry; verse

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

  5. Songnoun

    an object of derision; a laughingstock

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

  6. Songnoun

    a trifle

    Etymology: [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing; akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. sngr, Goth. saggws. See Sing.]

Freebase

  1. Song

    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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Song

    song, n. that which is sung: a short poem or ballad, adapted for singing, or set to music: the melody to which it is adapted: a poem, or poetry in general: the notes of birds: a mere trifle: (B.) an object of derision.—ns. Song′-bird, a bird that sings; Song′book, a collection of songs: a hymn-book; Song′craft, the art of making songs, skill in such.—adjs. Song′ful, full of song: disposed to sing; Song′less, wanting the power of song.—ns. Song′man (Shak.), a singer; Song′-sparr′ow, the hedge-sparrow; Song′ster, a singer, or one skilled in singing, esp. a bird that sings:—fem. Song′stress; Song′-thrush, the mavis or throstle.—Song of Songs, or of Solomon, Canticles; Songs of degrees (see Degree).—Old song (see Old). [A.S. sangsingan, to sing; Dut. zang, Ger. gesang, Goth. saggws, Ice. söngr.]

  2. Song

    song (Spens.), pa.t. of sing.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. song

    The call of soundings by the leadsman in the channels. Songs are also used to aid the men in keeping time when pulling on a rope, where a fife is not available. They are very common in merchant ships. The whalers have an improvised song when cutting docks in the ice in Arctic seas.

Editors Contribution

  1. song

    Words and music combined as a form of expression.

    The song was so beautiful you could hear the amazing tones and harmony.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SONG' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2714

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SONG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1712

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SONG' in Nouns Frequency: #686

Anagrams for SONG »

  1. nogs

  2. gons

  3. snog

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SONG in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SONG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of SONG in a Sentence

  1. Garrett Swasey:

    I had played the wrong chords through the whole song, and Garrett Swasey just followed me in that. And afterwards, Garrett Swasey said,' Bro, we just took a huge train wreck here' -- but just laughing.

  2. Peter Guralnick:

    It was such a terrible thing that happened and the song was a direct outgrowth of it.

  3. Andy Duran -LRB- R -RRB-:

    Imagine your favorite song and then suddenly being able to kind of feel the song moving through you in the wind, that's what skating kind of feels like. It just feels really beautiful.

  4. William Carlos Williams:

    In summer, the song sings itself.

  5. Michael Underhill:

    When I think about how big of a deal this is, I think about the Led Zeppelin song 'When the Levee Breaks,' competition is going to get fierce. It forces everyone to get sharp and up their game.

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