song S2 W2
music with words
a short piece of music with words that you sing
pop/folk/love etc song
pop songs on the radio
They sat round with guitars, singing folk songs.
songs in general:
The bravery of past warriors was celebrated in song.
burst/break into song (=suddenly start singing)
Some of his more drunken friends burst into song.
the musical sounds made by birds and some other animals such as whales:
birds[uncountable and countable]HBBAPM
the song of the lark
He bought the house for a song five years ago.
a) British English
if you make a song and dance about something, you behave as if it was worse, more important, more difficult etc than it really is:
Suzy was there, making a song and dance about her aching feet.
b) American English➔ swansong
an explanation or excuse that is too long and complicated:
She gave us a long song and dance about why she was late.