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
Related Words for sungserenade, chant, warble, whistle, shout, croon, hum, wait, intone, talk, solo, descant, resound, hymn, purr, vocalize, harmonize, troll, groan, chirp
Examples from the Web for sung
Contemporary Examples of sung
Now of course this song can be performed in any key, but it sounds best in Eminor and in my experience is often sung there.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
“Font, logo, edge finish, surface finish … everything is different from ours,” said Sung Hwang, the general manager.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Kanye West has sung about MDMA, also known as ‘molly.’This is ‘Your Brain on MDMA’
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 17, 2014
He has played the song on the piano at a charity event and sung it for Russian spy Anna Chapman and her colleagues.Fake Snowden Is Russia’s Newest TV Star
October 12, 2014
And I thought, ‘I think our songs will get sung at science-fiction conventions!’‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’
July 25, 2014
Historical Examples of sung
Listen to me, and I will show you how the song ought to have been sung.
But she could not sing as she had sung a little while before.
It was the ballad she had sung at Christmas—in what different mood!The Bacillus of Beauty
Then Rico fiddled and sung the verse with her, and said again, "Some more."Rico and Wiseli
But he did not have the work acted; it was sung in costume with a background of appropriate scenery.Handel
Edward J. Dent
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.).