Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, process, or result of uttering sounds that are musical in quality or in succession; chanting; cantillation.
- n. The act of telling, narrating, or describing anything in verse.
- n. A sensation as of a prolonged ringing sound in the ears or head; tinnitus aurium.
- Of tones, sustained and sonorous, as if produced by a well-trained voice; cantabile.
- n. The act of using the voice to produce musical sounds; vocalizing.
- n. informal Disclosing information, or giving evidence about another.
- n. US A gathering for the purpose of singing shape note songs.
- adj. music Smooth and flowing.
- adj. of a kettle, etc. Producing a whistling sound due to the escape of steam.
- v. present participle of sing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from sing, v.
- n. the act of singing vocal music
- n. disclosing information or giving evidence about another
- adj. smooth and flowing
“His dismal prolonged howl of protest at such singing effectually ended the song, and Julie called to the animal, "Wise doggy -- to be able to tell singing from _singing_!”
“For all true singing is of the nature of worship; as indeed all true _working_ may be said to be, -- whereof such _singing_ is but the record, and fit melodious representation, to us.”
“Who among us truly believes that the unemployment rate -- still stuck way above 9 percent--would be so much lower if Obama had spent the first two years of his term singing lullabies to the chief executives of the Wall Street institutions that enriched themselves at the expense of taxpayers and working people, rather than occasionally seeking to hold them to account?”
“That's what they called the singing paddlers throughout the article, a word close enough to the English that it was recognizable, the lilt of the Italian taking you there.”
“Japanese chess, story-telling, and the samisen fill up the early part of the evening, but later, an agonising performance, which they call singing, begins, which sounds like the very essence of heathenishness, and consists mainly in a prolonged vibrating”
“The sheikhs generally encamped at a little distance from us, and as they were given to nocturnal conversations and monotonous noises which they called singing, we were glad they were not too near.”
“That sound is a mere nervous sensation is further proved by the fact that we have disturbances of the auditory nerve which we call singing in the ears.”
“One thing is certain: those connections between the hearing and the motor processes we term singing or playing should be made early in life, if they are to reach that degree of facility and general excellence essential to success.”
“By those who have investigated the matter, this chanting is believed to have been not what we call singing, but nearly allied to our recitative”
“All people who would be kind enough to dress in strange costumes and make odd noises, which they called singing, the earl had carefully engaged, and planted in the best places for making them look still stranger than they were.”
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