singsong

[ sing-sawng, -song ]
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noun
  1. verse, or a piece of verse, that is monotonously jingly in rhythm and pattern of pitch.

  2. monotonous rhythmical cadence, tone, or sound.

  1. British. an unrehearsed singing of well-known songs by an audience or other informal, untrained group; a community sing.

adjective
  1. monotonous in rhythm and in pitch.

Origin of singsong

1
First recorded in 1600–10; sing + song

Words Nearby singsong

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How to use singsong in a sentence

  • The singsong verses had almost the dignity of lyric expression, of the essence of familiarity with that which is unknown.

    Christmas | Zona Gale

British Dictionary definitions for singsong

singsong

/ (ˈsɪŋˌsɒŋ) /


noun
  1. 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

  2. British an informal session of singing, esp of popular or traditional songs

adjective
  1. having a regular or monotonous rising and falling rhythm: a singsong accent

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