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One U.S. hit single and a hit T Shirt in 1985 does not a celebrity make.
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Meaning of "hit single" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HIT SINGLE

hit single  [hɪt ˈsɪŋɡəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HIT SINGLE

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hit single is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HIT SINGLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hit single

A hit single is a recorded song or instrumental released as a single that has become very popular. Though it sometimes means any widely-played or big-selling song, the term "hit" usually refers to a single that has appeared in an official music chart through repeated radio airplay or significant commercial sales. Historically, before the dominance of recorded music, commercial sheet music sales of individual songs were similarly promoted and tracked as singles and albums are now. For example, in 1894, Edward B. Marks and Joe Stern released The Little Lost Child, which sold more than a million copies nationwide, based mainly on its success as an illustrated song, analogous to today's music videos.

Definition of hit single in the English dictionary

The definition of hit single in the dictionary is a successful and popular song which has sold many copies.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HIT SINGLE


bemingle
bɪˈmɪŋɡəl
bingle
ˈbɪŋɡəl
cassingle
kəˈsɪŋɡəl
Christingle
ˌkrɪsˈtɪŋɡəl
commingle
kɒˈmɪŋɡəl
cringle
ˈkrɪŋɡəl
dingle
ˈdɪŋɡəl
ingle
ˈɪŋɡəl
intermingle
ˌɪntəˈmɪŋɡəl
jingle
ˈdʒɪŋɡəl
lingel
ˈlɪŋɡəl
mingle
ˈmɪŋɡəl
pingle
ˈpɪŋɡəl
shingle
ˈʃɪŋɡəl
single
ˈsɪŋɡəl
surcingle
ˈsɜːˌsɪŋɡəl
swingle
ˈswɪŋɡəl
tingle
ˈtɪŋɡəl
tringle
ˈtrɪŋɡəl
unmingle
ʌnˈmɪŋɡəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIT SINGLE

hit list
hit man
hit off
hit on
hit one´s straps
hit or miss
hit out
hit parade
hit rate
hit show
hit skins
hit squad
hit the buffers
hit the deck
hit the hay
hit the headlines
hit the jackpot
hit the nail on the head
hit the panic button
hit the road

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIT SINGLE

angle
bangle
board-and-shingle
dangle
debut single
dongle
immingle
jungle
kingle
Kriss Kringle
love triangle
maxi single
rectangle
reshingle
right angle
right-angled triangle
swinging single
tangle
the Golden Triangle
triangle

Synonyms and antonyms of hit single in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hit single» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIT SINGLE

Find out the translation of hit single to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hit single from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hit single» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

打单
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

single
570 millions of speakers

English

hit single
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एकल मारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضرب واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

single
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একক আঘাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

single
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memukul tunggal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hit-Single
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シングルヒット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

히트 싱글
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hit single
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒற்றை வெற்றி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एकल दाबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tek vurmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

singolo di successo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przebój
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lovit singur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hit single
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

treffer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hitsingeln
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hitsingel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hit single

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIT SINGLE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HIT SINGLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hit single

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6 QUOTES WITH «HIT SINGLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hit single.
1
Joe Elliott
If you can't handle the responsibility of a hit single, don't write one.
2
Tim Finn
The joy of songwriting only gets messed up if you are trying to follow up a big success, or you are trying to create a hit single, or if you have conscious thoughts of a particular outcome for the music.
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Holly Johnson
One U.S. hit single and a hit T Shirt in 1985 does not a celebrity make.
4
Clinton Sparks
To me, racism is so played out and corny and stupid, especially in music, where you now have Nelly doing songs with Tim McGraw, on the hit single 'Over and Over.' Anyone who thinks about that just needs to get a life.
5
Mel Torme
I would be a liar if I said it wouldn't be lovely and soothing - that's the word - to have a hit single or a hit album.
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Scott Weiland
When people ask me if I have a hobby, a lot of times my answer is that I like to surf in warm water. I like to ski, if I have the opportunity. But really, I like to go to my studio and write music that I want to write, where there's no pressure to come up with a hit single.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIT SINGLE»

Discover the use of hit single in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hit single and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Billboard
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Biomedical Physics in Radiotherapy for Cancer
In multiple hit single target theory, each cell is assumed to contain a single target but more than one hit is necessary to impair or inactivate the cell (the target). Double hit single target theory leads to the surviving fraction whose logarithm is ...
Loredana Marcu, Eva Bezak, Barry Allen, 2012
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Billboard
First, at current retail prices (not list prices) for singles, labels lose money or just break even on each single sold, so that any returns will quickly turn a hit single into a big money-loser. The second way in which the labels lose money is that ...
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Billboard
"Heavy" stars Evan Dando, Deborah Harry and Shelley Winters, while the soundtrack sports music from Dando as well as Freedy Johnston and TYTs the Connells, an American group that scored a hit single in Europe last summer with ' "74-'75 ...
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Billboard
"Now top singers produce up to five new songs a year, still with only one likely to be a success. "This means that average sales of singles are declining, even though the total sales may hold up." A top hit single in Italy can sell from 500,000 to ...
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Billboard
Buddah BDM 1009 (M); BDS 5009 (S) An excellent first album featuring the Lemon Pipers hit single as its title. Although "Rice Is Nice" and their other single " Turn Around and Take a Look" are good first-side cuts, its the flip that has some of the ...
7
African American Jazz and Rap: Social and Philosophical ...
¡979 Sugar Hill Gang releases “Rappers Delight,” which becomes the first rap hit single. ¡980 Curtis Blow's “These Are the Breaks” becomes the first gold rap single. ¡982 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five release “The Message,” ...
James L. Conyers, Jr., 2000
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Billboard
However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades—thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have enthusiastically embraced the song, particularly the line "I'll bet you a drink or two that I can make you put ...
9
Handbook of Radiation Oncology: Basic Principles and ...
RADIATION CELL SURVIVAL CURVE MODELS Target Models • Single-hit, single-target model: Cell killing results from a single lethal damage to one target. The equation describing this model is S = e""/Do where D is the dose and D0 is the ...
Bruce G. Haffty, Lynn D. Wilson, 2009
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Orange Coast Magazine
A hit single. Elusive. Coveted. For every one that makes it, hundreds fail. With each failure, a company loses money— lots of it. "To ship a single costs us $3000 minimum, and that's just our shipping costs and procedures," says Bill Smith, ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIT SINGLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hit single is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tommy James and the Shondells unexpected 1966 hit single
This song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and was made famous by the group Tommy James & the Shondells. This American ... «Starts at Sixty, Jul 15»
2
VIDEO: OMI Performs Hit Single 'Cheerleader' Live on GMA
VIDEO: OMI Performs Hit Single 'Cheerleader' Live on GMA. July 15. 9:55 2015. Print Article Email Link · by TV News Desk ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
3
VIDEO: OMI Performs Hit Single 'Cheerleader' on TONIGHT SHOW
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, musical guest OMI performed his number one hit single 'Cheerleader' with a little help from The Roots. «Broadway World, Jul 15»
4
Iggy Azalea Confirms She's Gets Percentage Off of Jidenna's Hit
Iggy Azalea Confirms She's Gets Percentage Off of Jidenna's Hit Single. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE. Loading... YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE. «AOL News, Jul 15»
5
Quincy Jones charity single helps 4,478 MidEast children to learn …
All proceeds from sales of the hit single were donated to initiatives in support of the region's youth through culture and arts, including the ... «ArabianBusiness.com, Jul 15»
6
Despite Departures, EXO Hit Single 'Call Me Baby' Most Viewed …
No further proof is needed than to say the music video for their hit single "Call Me Baby" was the most viewed K-Pop music video the first half of ... «Classicalite, Jul 15»
7
Jack Ü And Justin Bieber's Hit Single “Where Are Ü Now” Enters Top …
Every day in this world of music, new and stunning things keep happening. Here's another one of those stunners. You may or may not have ... «The Bangin Beats, Jul 15»
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Rob Gronkowski, David Ortiz perform new hit single, 'Turn it up'
Rob Gronkowski and David Ortiz released their hit single, “Sippin,'” as part of their debut album last month. But on Monday night, the New ... «247Sports, Jul 15»
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VIDEO: Hunter Hayes Performs Hit Single '21' on A CAPITOL FOURTH
Below, watch five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes perform his hit single "21" live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, at the ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
10
1978 hit single from the Bee Gees' younger brother, Andy Gibb
He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees but Andy still grew to international prominence in the late 1970s. «Starts at Sixty, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hit single [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hit-single>. Aug 2019 ».
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