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singsong

[ sing-sawng, -song ]
/ ˈsɪŋˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ /
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noun

verse, or a piece of verse, that is monotonously jingly in rhythm and pattern of pitch.
monotonous rhythmical cadence, tone, or sound.
British. an unrehearsed singing of well-known songs by an audience or other informal, untrained group; a community sing.

adjective

monotonous in rhythm and in pitch.

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Origin of singsong

First recorded in 1600–10; sing + song
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British Dictionary definitions for singsong

singsong
/ (ˈsɪŋˌsɒŋ) /

noun

an accent, metre, or intonation that is characterized by an alternately rising and falling rhythm, as in a person's voice, piece of verse, etc
British an informal session of singing, esp of popular or traditional songs

adjective

having a regular or monotonous rising and falling rhythma singsong accent
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