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See also sōng, sǒng, and sòng

English

Etymology

Old English sang.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
song

Plural
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  1. A musical piece with lyrics (or "words to sing"); prose that one can sing.
    He wrote a beautiful song about her.
  2. A musical sound by a bird.
  3. A musical sound by insect, whale or some other animal which sounds melodious to humans.
    I love hearing the song of canary birds.
  4. Something that cost only a little.
    He bought that car for a song.

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Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [sɔŋg]

Noun

song f.

  1. bed

Declension

f11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative song songin seingir/
sengur
seingirnar/
sengurnar
Accusative song songina seingir/
sengur
seingirnar/
sengurnar
Dative song songini seingjum seingjunum
Genitive seingjar/
songar
seingjarinnar/
songarinnar
seingja seingjanna

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

song

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, sōng, sǒng, or sòng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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