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song


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Song  \Song\  (?;  115),  n.  [AS.  song,  sang,  fr  singan  to  sing; 
  akin  to  D.  zang,  G.  sang,  Icel.  s["o]ngr,  Goeth.  sagws.  See 
  {Sing}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  sung  or  uttered  with  musical  modulations  of 
  the  voice,  whether  of  a  human  being  or  of  a  bird,  insect, 
  etc  ``That  most  ethereal  of  all  sounds,  the  song  of 
  crickets.''  --Hawthorne. 
 
  2.  A  lyrical  poem  adapted  to  vocal  music;  a  ballad. 
 
  3.  More  generally,  any  poetical  strain;  a  poem. 
 
  The  bard  that  first  adorned  our  native  tongue  Tuned 
  to  his  British  lyre  this  ancient  song.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Poetical  composition;  poetry;  verse. 
 
  This  subject  for  heroic  song.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  An  object  of  derision;  a  laughingstock. 
 
  And  now  am  I  their  song.  yea,  I  am  their  byword. 
  --Job  xxx.  9. 
 
  6.  A  trifle.  ``The  soldier's  pay  is  a  song.''  --Silliman. 
 
  {Old  song},  a  trifle;  nothing  of  value.  ``I  do  not  intend  to 
  be  thus  put  off  with  an  old  song.''  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  {Song  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  singing  bird;  one  of  the  Oscines. 
 
 
  {Song  sparrow}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  common  North  American 
  sparrow  ({Melospiza  fasciata},  or  {M.  melodia})  noted  for 
  the  sweetness  of  its  song  in  early  spring.  Its  breast  is 
  covered  with  dusky  brown  streaks  which  form  a  blotch  in 
  the  center. 
 
  {Song  thrush}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  European  thrush  ({Turdus 
  musicus}),  noted  for  its  melodius  song;  --  called  also 
  {mavis},  {throsite},  and  {thrasher}. 
 
  Syn:  Sonnet;  ballad;  canticle;  carol;  canzonet;  ditty;  hymn; 
  descant;  lay;  strain;  poesy;  verse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  song 
  n  1:  a  short  musical  composition  with  words  "a  successful 
  musical  must  have  at  least  three  good  songs" 
  2:  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:  the  act  of  singing;  "with  a  shout  and  a  song  they  marched  up 
  to  the  gates"  [syn:  {strain}] 
  4:  the  characteristic  sound  produced  by  a  bird;  "a  bird  will 
  not  learn  its  song  unless  it  hears  it  at  an  early  age" 
  [syn:  {birdcall},  {call},  {birdsong}] 
  5:  a  very  small  sum;  "he  bought  it  for  a  song" 




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