from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A brief composition written or adapted for singing.
- n. Music The act or art of singing: broke into song.
- n. A distinctive or characteristic sound made by an animal, such as a bird or an insect.
- n. Poetry; verse.
- n. A lyric poem or ballad.
- idiom for a song Informal At a low price: bought the antique tray for a song.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A musical composition with lyrics for voice or voices, performed by singing.
- n. any musical composition
- n. The act or art of singing.
- n. A melodious sound made by a bird, insect, whale or other animal.
- n. Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc.
- n. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
- n. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
- n. Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
- n. An object of derision; a laughingstock.
- n. A trifle; an insignificant sum of money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Singing; vocal music in general; utterance in tones of musical quality and succession, with or without words: opposed to speech and to instrumental music.
- n. The musical cry of some birds (see singing bird, under sing) and, by extension, of some other animals.
- n. A short poem intended for singing, or set to music; a ballad or lyric.
- n. A particular melody or musical setting for such a poem, for either one or several voices (in the latter case usually called a part-song or glee).
- n. Poetry; poetical composition; verse.
- n. A more trifle; something of little or no value: as, I bought it for a song.
- n. A Middle English preterit of sing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a distinctive or characteristic sound
- n. a very small sum
- n. the act of singing
- n. a short musical composition with words
- n. the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
- n. the characteristic sound produced by a bird
It must be confessed, however, that the field of English slang verse and canting song, though not altogether barren, has yet small claim to the idiomatic and plastic treatment that obtains in many an _Argot - song_ and _Germania-romance; _ in truth, with a few notable exceptions, there is little in the present collection that can claim literary rank.
The melody flows or soars like the song of a bird, because it is the free expression, not of musical fantasy, as such (the unconscious play of tonal fancy), but the flow of _melody_, _song_, the soaring of spirit in some one particular direction, floating upon buoyant pinions, and in directions well conceived and sure.
This was a tumultuous mixture of the wild carouse, the noisy song, and the drunken dance; and the meaning of the word comedy is a comus _song_.
My Dear Hodgson, -- I thank you for your song, or, rather, your two songs, -- your new song on love, and your _old song_ on _religion_.
because the cry here is wing to wing10 and song to song
On his first solo album, “Journey’s End,” Matthew Fisher wrote and sang a song with the lyric, “Just don’t make me play **that song** again.”
I'm using the term "song cycle" for Scaling because I'm really grouping these songs together.
The fascinating thing to me is that Phil Spector recorded the title song which is played over the Osterley Park sequence.
Peace Sells … But Who's Buying?, save for the title song which is featured on the
We showed a brand-new print of the film they wrote the title song for -- Jailhouse Rock and the film of the Broadway musical that celebrated their canon of songs Smoky Joe's Cafe.