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English Dictionary: singing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
singing
adj
  1. smooth and flowing
    Synonym(s): cantabile, singing
n
  1. the act of singing vocal music [syn: singing, vocalizing]
  2. disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    Synonym(s): tattle, singing, telling
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sing \Sing\, v. i. [imp. {Sung}or {Sang}; p. p. {Sung}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Singing}.] [AS. singan; akin to D. zingen, OS. & OHG.
      singan, G. singen, Icel. syngja, Sw. sjunga, Dan. synge,
      Goth. siggwan, and perhaps to E. say, v.t., or cf. Gr.
      [?][?][?] voice. Cf. {Singe}, {Song}.]
      1. To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious
            modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according
            to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as
            alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece.
  
                     The noise of them that sing do I hear. --Ex. xxxii.
                                                                              18.
  
      2. To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.
  
                     On every bough the briddes heard I sing. --Chaucer.
  
                     Singing birds, in silver cages hung.   --Dryden.
  
      3. To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in
            passing through a crevice.
  
                     O'er his head the flying spear Sang innocent, and
                     spent its force in air.                     --Pope.
  
      4. To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to
            celebrate something in poetry. --Milton.
  
                     Bid her . . . sing Of human hope by cross event
                     destroyed.                                          --Prior.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Singing \Sing"ing\,
      a. & n. from {Sing}, v.
  
      {Singing bird}. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) Popularly, any bird that sings; a song bird.
      (b) Specifically, any one of the Oscines.
  
      {Singing book}, a book containing music for singing; a book
            of tunes.
  
      {Singing falcon} [or] {hawk}. (Zo[94]l.) See {Chanting
            falcon}, under {Chanting}.
  
      {Singing fish} (Zo[94]l.), a California toadfish ({Porichthys
            porosissimus}).
  
      {Singing flame} (Acoustics), a flame, as of hydrogen or coal
            gas, burning within a tube and so adjusted as to set the
            air within the tube in vibration, causing sound. The
            apparatus is called also {chemical harmonicon}.
  
      {Singing master}, a man who teaches vocal music.
  
      {Singing school}, a school in which persons are instructed in
            singing.
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