Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A song suited to convivial gatherings, or where toasts are drunk.

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Examples

  • Much the same as though one were to be interrupted for a minute in the midst of one of our church liturgies to hear a drinking-song.

    Doctor Thorne

  • If any man expect from my poems the same easiness of style which he admires in a drinking-song for him, I have not written.

    The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1838

  • You see, I shouldn't care to make the acquaintance of a gorgeous creature with black hair and a train of yellow satin half a mile long, who tosses up a gilt goblet when she sings a drinking-song, and then gets into a frightful passion about what one doesn't understand.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Later on in the evening of the same day he added to this creation two more songs from Shakespeare -- the drinking-song from 'Antony and Cleopatra,' and the well-known 'Who is

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • A woman rises, as in a tranquil sea the first wave that feels the tempest's breath foams up to announce it; she makes a sign with her hand to command silence, empties her glass at a gulp and with the same movement undoes her hair, which falls in shining tresses over her shoulders; she opens her mouth as if to start a drinking-song; her eyes are half closed.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Harry sang an old drinking-song to the water-basin with touching sentiment; I gave him hearty applause and joined in the chorus.

    Under the Andes

  • It is possibly the oldest drinking-song in the world.

    Lyrics From the Chinese

  • The very sunlight is molten; and the echoes of a drinking-song come faint but very joyous.

    Lyrics From the Chinese

  • Harry sang an old drinking-song to the water-basin with touching sentiment; I gave him hearty applause and joined in the chorus.

    Under the Andes

  • Harry sang an old drinking-song to the water-basin with touching sentiment; I gave him hearty applause and joined in the chorus.

    Under the Andes

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