- singW2S1 [sıŋ ] v past tense sang [sæŋ] past participle sung [sʌŋ]▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(with your voice)¦2¦(birds)¦3¦(high noise)¦4 sing somebody's praises5 sing a different tune6 be singing from the same hymn sheet/book7¦(give information)¦Phrasal verbssing alongsing outsing up▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[: Old English; Origin: singan]1.) ¦(WITH YOUR VOICE)¦ [I and T]to produce a musical sound with your voice▪ She can sing beautifully.▪ Most children enjoy singing.▪ We had a great time singing some of the old songs .sing to▪ My mother used to sing to me when I was young.▪ He was singing to himself quietly.sing sb sth▪ Come on, sing us a song!▪ I've never been able to sing in tune (=sing the correct notes) .▪ She patiently sang the baby to sleep .→↑singing2.) ¦(BIRDS)¦if birds sing, they produce high musical sounds▪ I could hear the birds singing outside my window.3.) ¦(HIGH NOISE)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]to make a high whistling sound▪ A kettle was singing on the stove.sing past▪ A bullet sang past my ear.4.) sing sb's praisesto praise someone very much▪ Mrs Edwards was singing your praises today.5.) sing a different tuneto say something different from what you said before▪ You're singing a different tune now!6.) be singing from the same hymn sheet/bookused to say that a group of people all have the same aims or all express the same opinion on a particular subject▪ Union representatives are all singing from the same hymn sheet on the issue of pay.7.) ¦(GIVE INFORMATION)¦ [I] [i]informalto tell people everything you know about a crime when they ask you questions about it - used especially by criminals and the police▪ I think he'll sing.sing along phr vto sing with someone else who is already singing▪ Sing along if you know the words.sing along to▪ Jess was singing along to the radio.sing out phr v1.) sing out (sth)to shout or sing some words clearly and loudly▪ 'Freeze!' a shrill voice sang out.2.) AmE to sing loudly so that people can hear you easilysing up phr vto sing more loudly▪ Sing up, boys, I can't hear you!
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.