a short metrical composition intended or adapted for singing, especially one in rhymed stanzas; a lyric; a ballad.
Idioms about song
for a song, at a very low price; as a bargain: We bought the rug for a song when the estate was auctioned off.
- songlike, adjective
Other definitions for Song (2 of 2)
a dynasty in China, a.d. 960–1279, characterized by a high level of achievement in painting, ceramics, and philosophy: overthrown by the Mongols.: Also (Wade-Giles) Sung [soong] /sʊŋ/ .
Ai·ling [ahy-ling]. /ˈaɪˈlɪŋ/. Ai-ling Soong.
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How to use song in a sentence
Nelson told the Sun Sentinel he will continue to use the Twisted Sister song, despite Snider’s criticism.Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider does not approve of anti-maskers using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ | radmarya | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
The ’90s cover band behind her struck up a song and a ribbon was cut with five pairs of oversize scissors.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
For example, someone could ask their Internet-connected set-top box to play a song from their web-connected speaker.Amazon’s A.I. voice project gets help from Facebook, Dolby, and Garmin | jonathanvanian2015 | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
The most popular songs appear to be getting a little less popular.
All they want to do is play guitar, pass a history test, write a song, win a board game, make sure everyone is okay, and still be friends at the end of their lives.
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
In 2012, as a 10th grader, Lean says he recorded his first legitimate song, “Hurt.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’ | Marlow Stern | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
So we picked out the song (“Rhiannon,” click here for video), and Deer Tick learned it.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
So this is Christmas, as the song goes, and what have we done?
At this moment the tinkling of a mule's bells, mingled with the song of the muleteer, came on the air.
Gushing waters thrilled the ears with the sweetness of an old familiar song.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
The song stopped abruptly, the music died away, there was an interval of silence no one broke.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
"He 's getting well," thought Black Sheep, who knew the song through all its seventeen verses.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
As Edna waited for her husband she sang low a little song that Robert had sung as they crossed the bay.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for song (1 of 2)
a piece of music, usually employing a verbal text, composed for the voice, esp one intended for performance by a soloist
the whole repertory of such pieces
(as modifier): a song book
poetical composition; poetry
the characteristic tuneful call or sound made by certain birds or insects
the act or process of singing: they raised their voices in song
for a song at a bargain price
on song British informal performing at peak efficiency or ability
- songlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Song (2 of 2)
the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Sung
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Other Idioms and Phrases with song
In addition to the idiom beginning with song
- song and dance
- for a song
- swan song
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