Definitions for: Song

[n] the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
[n] the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
[n] a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
[n] a distinctive or characteristic sound; "the song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
[n] the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
[n] a very small sum; "he bought it for a song"

Webster (1913) Definition: Song (?; 115), n. [AS. song, sang, fr. singan to sing;
akin to D. zang, G. sang, Icel. s["o]ngr, Goeth. sagws. See
1. That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of
the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect,
etc. ``That most ethereal of all sounds, the song of
crickets.'' --Hawthorne.

2. A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.

3. More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.

The bard that first adorned our native tongue Tuned
to his British lyre this ancient song. --Dryden.

4. Poetical composition; poetry; verse.

This subject for heroic song. --Milton.

5. An object of derision; a laughingstock.

And now am I their song. yea, I am their byword.
--Job xxx. 9.

6. A trifle. ``The soldier's pay is a song.'' --Silliman.

Old song, a trifle; nothing of value. ``I do not intend to
be thus put off with an old song.'' --Dr. H. More.

Song bird (Zo["o]l.), any singing bird; one of the Oscines.

Song sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a very common North American
sparrow (Melospiza fasciata, or M. melodia) noted for
the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is
covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in
the center.

Song thrush (Zo["o]l.), a common European thrush ({Turdus
musicus}), noted for its melodius song; -- called also
mavis, throsite, and thrasher.

Syn: Sonnet; ballad; canticle; carol; canzonet; ditty; hymn;
descant; lay; strain; poesy; verse.

Synonyms: birdcall, birdsong, call, Song dynasty, strain, Sung, Sung dynasty

See Also: animal communication, anthem, aria, aria, ballad, banquet song, barcarole, barcarolle, bargain, berceuse, buy, carol, chorus, composition, coronach, cradlesong, cradlesong, dirge, ditty, drinking song, dynasty, folk ballad, folk song, golden oldie, lament, language, lay, lied, lovesong, lullaby, lullaby, lyric, musical composition, oldie, opus, partsong, piece, piece of music, refrain, religious song, requiem, roundelay, scolion, serenade, sound, steal, threnody, torch song, vocal music, words, work song

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