sing S1 W2 past tense sang, past participle sung
to produce a musical sound with your voice: ➔ singing
with your voice[intransitive and transitive]APM
She can sing beautifully.
Most children enjoy singing.
We had a great time singing some of the old songs.
My mother used to sing to me when I was young.
He was singing to himself quietly.
sing somebody something
Come on, sing us a song!
I've never been able to sing in tune (=sing the correct notes).
She patiently sang the baby to sleep.
if birds sing, they produce high musical sounds:
I could hear the birds singing outside my window.
to make a high whistling sound:
high noise[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
A kettle was singing on the stove.
A bullet sang past my ear.
to praise someone very much:
Mrs Edwards was singing your praises today.
to say something different from what you said before:
You're singing a different tune now!
used to say that a group of people all have the same aims or all express the same opinion on a particular subject:
Union representatives are all singing from the same hymn sheet on the issue of pay.
to tell people everything you know about a crime when they ask you questions about it - used especially by criminals and the police:
give information[intransitive] informal
I think he'll sing.
sing alongphrasal verb
Sing along if you know the words.
sing along to
Jess was singing along to the radio.
sing outphrasal verb
to shout or sing some words clearly and loudly:
'Freeze!' a shrill voice sang out.
2 American English
to sing loudly so that people can hear you easily
sing upphrasal verb
Sing up, boys, I can't hear you!