sung

[ suhng ]
/ sʌŋ /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of sing.

Nearby words

  1. sundsvall,
  2. sunfast,
  3. sunfish,
  4. sunflower,
  5. sunflower state,
  6. sung mass,
  7. sungari,
  8. sungazing,
  9. sunghua,
  10. sungkiang

Related formshalf-sung, adjectivewell-sung, adjective

Sung

[ soo ng ]
/ sʊŋ /

noun

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 Song.

Origin of sing

before 900; Middle English singen, Old English singan; cognate with Dutch zingen, German singen, Old Norse syngva, Gothic siggwan

Related forms
Can be confusedsign singsingeing singing

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British Dictionary definitions for sung

sung

/ (sʌŋ) /

verb

the past participle of sing

adjective

produced by singinga sung syllable

xref

See ring 2

Sung

Song

/ (sʊŋ) /

noun

an imperial dynasty of China (960–1279 ad), notable for its art, literature, and philosophy

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 Formssingable, adjectivesinging, adjective, noun

Word Origin for sing

Old English singan; related to Old Norse syngja to sing, Gothic siggwan, Old High German singan

xref

See ring 2

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Word Origin and History for sung
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