Definition of Singing

1. Noun. The act of singing vocal music.

2. Adjective. Smooth and flowing.
Exact synonyms: Cantabile
Category relationships: Music
Similar to: Melodic, Melodious, Musical

3. Noun. Disclosing information or giving evidence about another.
Exact synonyms: Tattle, Telling
Generic synonyms: Disclosure, Revealing, Revelation
Derivative terms: Sing, Tattle, Tell, Telling

Definition of Singing

1. Noun. The act of using the voice to produce musical sounds; vocalizing. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) Disclosing information, or giving evidence about another. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A gathering for the purpose of singing shape note songs. ¹

4. Adjective. (music) Smooth and flowing. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of a kettle etc.) Producing a whistling sound due to the escape of steam. ¹

6. Verb. (present participle of sing) ¹

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Definition of Singing

1. sing [v] - See also: sing

Medical Definition of Singing

1. From Sing, Singing bird. A California toadfish (Porichthys porosissimus). Singing flame, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Singing

singer's nodes
singer's nodules
singing (current term)
singing along
singing bowl
singing cowboy
singing cowboys
singing fish
singing flame
singing from the same hymnbook
singing telegram
singing voice

Literary usage of Singing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"CE Seashore, il Sei Am 114:506 My 13 '16 What is singing? WJ Henderson. Musician 21:302 My '16 KIT also Chorus singing; Singers: singing schools: Songs: ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Through the growth and refinement of our perceptions, the art of singing becomes the musical expression of every emotion suggested by thought and ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The singing, however, should not be permitted to gain precedence over prayer ... The organ must be subordinate to the singing, must support and not drown it ..."

4. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1860)
"On singing. 68. singing is absolutely indispensable in the infant school. ... singing is a vehicle by which it expresses iU feelings ; producing an effect ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Musician 22:220-1 Mr '17 Impressions of singing and the singer's needs; told by Clarence ... Musician 22: 902-3 D 47 Professor on the art of singing. ..."

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