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  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Singing  \Sing"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Sing},  v. 
 
  {Singing  bird}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Popularly,  any  bird  that  sings;  a  song  bird. 
  b  Specifically,  any  one  of  the  Oscines. 
 
  {Singing  book},  a  book  containing  music  for  singing;  a  book 
  of  tunes. 
 
  {Singing  falcon}  or  {hawk}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Chanting  falcon}, 
  under  {Chanting}. 
 
  {Singing  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  California  toadfish  ({Porichthys 
  porosissimus}). 
 
  {Singing  flame}  (Acoustics),  a  flame,  as  of  hydrogen  or  coal 
  gas,  burning  within  a  tube  and  so  adjusted  as  to  set  the 
  air  within  the  tube  in  vibration,  causing  sound.  The 
  apparatus  is  called  also  {chemical  harmonicon}. 
 
  {Singing  master},  a  man  who  teaches  vocal  music. 
 
  {Singing  school},  a  school  in  which  persons  are  instructed  in 
  singing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  singing 
  adj  :  (music)  smooth  and  flowing  [syn:  {cantabile}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  singing  vocal  music  [syn:  {vocalizing}] 
  2:  disclosing  information  or  giving  evidence  about  another 
  [syn:  {tattle},  {telling}] 




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