sing

verb
ADVERB
loud, loudly, lustily

The birds sang louder than ever.

gently, quietly, softly

He was singing quietly to himself.

beautifully, sweetly, well
badly
cheerfully, happily, joyfully, merrily

Birds sang cheerfully in the trees.

a bit (esp. BrE), a little

She could sing a little and agreed to take part in the show.

live

Have you ever heard the band sing live?

professionally
together

We played and sang together.

VERB + SING
be able to, can

I can't sing very well.

PREPOSITION
about

boy bands singing about love

to

Shall I sing to you?

PHRASES
be sung to the tune of sth

The lyrics were sung to the tune of the Beatles' ‘Eleanor Rigby’.

sing at the top of your lungs (AmE), sing at the top of your voice (BrE)
sing like an angel
sing out of tune

Unfortunately, he was singing out of tune.

sing sb to sleep

Her mother sang her to sleep.

Sing is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bird, ↑choir, ↑cricket, ↑kettle, ↑musician, ↑singer, ↑tenor, ↑voice, ↑whale
Sing is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bar, ↑blues, ↑chant, ↑chorus, ↑hymn, ↑lead, ↑lyrics, ↑measure, ↑melody, ↑music, ↑note, ↑opera, ↑part, ↑piece, ↑refrain, ↑rhyme, ↑role, ↑scale, ↑snatch, ↑solo, ↑song, ↑soprano, ↑tenor, ↑tune, ↑word

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  • Sing — (s[i^]ng), v. t. 1. To utter with musical inflections or modulations of voice. [1913 Webster] And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. Rev. xv. 3. [1913 Webster] And in the darkness sing your carol of high… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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