Origin of sing

before 900; Middle English singen, Old English singan; cognate with Dutch zingen, German singen, Old Norse syngva, Gothic siggwan

OTHER WORDS FROM sing

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sing

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British Dictionary definitions for sing out (1 of 2)

sing out

verb

(tr, adverb) to call out in a loud voice; shout

British Dictionary definitions for sing out (2 of 2)

sing
/ (sɪŋ) /

verb sings, singing, sang or sung

noun

informal an act or performance of singing
a ringing or whizzing sound, as of bullets

Derived forms of sing

singable, adjectivesinging, adjective, noun

Word Origin for sing

Old English singan; related to Old Norse syngja to sing, Gothic siggwan, Old High German singan

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See ring 2
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Idioms and Phrases with sing out

sing out

Call out loudly, shout, as in One of them fell in the stream and sang out for help. [Early 1800s]

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