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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sing  \Sing\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  utter  with  musical  infections  or  modulations  of  voice. 
 
  And  they  sing  the  song  of  Moses,  the  servant  of  God, 
  and  the  song  of  the  Lamb.  --Rev.  xv  3. 
 
  And  in  the  darkness  sing  your  carol  of  high  praise. 
  --Keble. 
 
  2.  To  celebrate  is  song;  to  give  praises  to  in  verse;  to 
  relate  or  rehearse  in  numbers,  verse,  or  poetry.  --Milton. 
 
  Arms  and  the  man  I  sing.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  last  the  happiest  British  king,  Whom  thou  shalt 
  paint  or  I  shall  sing.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  influence  by  singing;  to  lull  by  singing;  as  to  sing  a 
  child  to  sleep. 
 
  4.  To  accompany,  or  attend  on  with  singing. 
 
  I  heard  them  singing  home  the  bride.  --Longfellow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sing  \Sing\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Sung}or  {Sang};  p.  p.  {Sung};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Singing}.]  [AS.  singan;  akin  to  D.  zingen,  OS  &  OHG. 
  singan,  G.  singen,  Icel.  syngja  Sw  sjunga  Dan.  synge, 
  Goth.  siggwan  and  perhaps  to  E.  say  v.t.,  or  cf  Gr  ??? 
  voice.  Cf  {Singe},  {Song}.] 
  1.  To  utter  sounds  with  musical  inflections  or  melodious 
  modulations  of  voice,  as  fancy  may  dictate,  or  according 
  to  the  notes  of  a  song  or  tune,  or  of  a  given  part  (as 
  alto,  tenor,  etc.)  in  a  chorus  or  concerted  piece. 
 
  The  noise  of  them  that  sing  do  I  hear.  --Ex.  xxxii 
  18. 
 
  2.  To  utter  sweet  melodious  sounds,  as  birds  do 
 
  On  every  bough  the  briddes  heard  I  sing.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Singing  birds,  in  silver  cages  hung.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  small  shrill  sound;  as  the  air  sings  in 
  passing  through  a  crevice. 
 
  O'er  his  head  the  flying  spear  Sang  innocent,  and 
  spent  its  force  in  air.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  tell  or  relate  something  in  numbers  or  verse;  to 
  celebrate  something  in  poetry.  --Milton. 
 
  Bid  her  .  .  .  sing  Of  human  hope  by  cross  event 
  destroyed.  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sing 
  v  1:  deliver  by  singing;  "Sing  Christmas  carols" 
  2:  produce  musical  tones  with  the  voice;  "She  was  singing  while 
  she  was  cooking";  "My  brother  sings  very  well" 
  3:  to  make  melodious  sounds;  "The  nightingale  was  singing" 
  4:  make  a  whining,  ringing,  or  whistling  sound;  "the  kettle 
  was  singing";  "the  bullet  sang  past  his  ear"  [syn:  {whistle}] 
  5:  divulge  information  or  secrets;  spill  the  beans;  "Be 
  careful--his  secretary  talks"  [syn:  {tattle},  {talk},  {blab}, 
  {peach},  {babble},  {babble  out},  {blab  out}] 




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