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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
Examples from the Web for 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.
“Font, logo, edge finish, surface finish … everything is different from ours,” said Sung Hwang, the general manager.
Everyone from Miley Cyrus to Kanye West has sung about MDMA, also known as ‘molly.’
He has played the song on the piano at a charity event and sung it for Russian spy Anna Chapman and her colleagues.
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’|Jason Lynch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last line was sung in a very solemn and affecting monotone.Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
I can never tell you of the eating and the drinking, the songs that were sung and the jokes that went around the table.The Russian Grandmother's Wonder Tales|Louise Seymour Houghton
After this, Stephen sang night and morn and midday the songs he had sung—and Calote with him—in the year of pilgrimage.Long Will|Florence Converse
Mrs. Howe responded to the effect that she would endeavor to write other words that might be sung to this stirring melody.Campfire and Battlefield|Rossiter Johnson
He was one of the little band in honor of which the flags waved, the voices shouted, and the songs were sung!The Half-Back|Ralph Henry Barbour
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.).