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Origin of sing

First recorded 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

1. sign, sing 2. singeing, singing

Other definitions for sing (2 of 2)

sing.

abbreviation
singular.
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How to use sing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sing (1 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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British Dictionary definitions for sing (2 of 2)

sing.

abbreviation for
singular
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