Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Chinese dynasty (960-1279). Under its rule China achieved one of its highest levels of culture and prosperity.

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  • proper n. A former dynasty in China, reigning from the end of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the beginning of the Yuan
  • proper n. A former empire in China, occupying the eastern half of modern China
  • proper n. The era of Chinese history during which the dynasty reigned
  • proper n. A surname.

Etymologies

Chinese (Mandarin) Sòng, named after Sòng prefecture by its founder Zhao Kuangyin, where he was conferred his title.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "Holly Song," from _Hills of Song_, by Clinton Scollard.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)

  • Charles Scribner’s Sons: “Essex, ” “The Song of the Wave” and “Song: But of One Heart the Birds and I Together” from “Poems” by George Cabot Lodge.

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  • Traditionally the Song is applied in a particular way to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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  • For purpose of context and comparison, the only one of the OT canticles which became part of the Jewish daily prayers is what we call the Song of the Sea iow, the First Song of Moses.

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  • On a later day he read a poem to his guest -- which he called the Song of

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution

  • Many of her verses she set to music, especially one little poemlet, which I remember to this day the tune of, which she called the Song of the Blackbird, and which was, if I remember rightly, made to consist wholly of the notes uttered by the bird.

    What I Remember

  • Nowhere else in the Song is there mention of mountains of spices. feed in ... gardens -- that is, in the churches, though He may have withdrawn for a time from the individual believer: she implies an invitation to the daughters of Jerusalem to enter His spiritual Church, and become lilies, made white by His blood.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Connie herself continued to record her songs for what she called her Song of the Month Club, the only members of which were Connie's younger brother Philip Converse and his wife Jean.

    WNYC New York Public Radio

  • "'Tibet in Song' is also a call for action to the world and also to the Tibetan people to get involved, to save the Tibetan music before it's gone forever." "

    Filmmaker Preserves Dying Tibetan Folk Music

  • Soon Song is sought out, and then accompanied on his quest, by an attractive human-rights lawyer, Jin Dao, a development that increases Song's terror at being discovered by the authorities as well as causing him massive internal conflict because of his attraction to Jin.

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