verb (used without object), sang or, often, sung; sung; sing·ing.
verb (used with object), sang or, often, sung; sung; sing·ing.
Origin of sing
Examples from the Web for singable
Historical Examples of singable
They are singable to a degree unusual in scholarly compositions.
It is evident that the nation is yearning for singable songs in the 'Arry dialect.Mr. Punch's Cockney Humour
Dr. Hastings was not much of a poet, but he could make a singable hymn, and he knew the rhythm and accent needed in a hymn-tune.The Story of the Hymns and Tunes
Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
"Across the World" has been one of Mrs. Beach' most popular songs; it is intense and singable.
Her works are attractive and singable without ever becoming overswollen or bombastic.Woman's Work in Music
verb sings, singing, sang or sung
Word Origin for sing
Old English singan "to chant, sing, celebrate, or tell in song," also used of birds (class III strong verb; past tense sang, past participle sungen), from Proto-Germanic *sengwan (cf. Old Saxon singan, Old Frisian sionga, Middle Dutch singhen, Dutch zingen, Old High German singan, German singen, Gothic siggwan, Old Norse syngva, Swedish sjunga), from PIE root *sengwh- "to sing, make an incantation." The criminal slang sense of "to confess to authorities" is attested from 1610s.
No related forms in other languages, unless perhaps it is connected to Greek omphe "voice" (especially of a god), "oracle;" and Welsh dehongli "explain, interpret." The typical Indo-European root is represented by Latin canere (see chant (v.)). Other words meaning "sing" derive from roots meaning "cry, shout," but Irish gaibim is literally "take, seize," with sense evolution via "take up" a song or melody.
"act of singing," especially collective, 1850, from sing (v.).