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Well, you know, people don't know me as a country artist and I am new to the genre. But that's how I grew up singing.
Kristin Chenoweth

Meaning of "singing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SINGING

singing  [ˈsɪŋɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SINGING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Singing 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 SINGING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

singing

Singing

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in a group of other musicians, such as in a choir of singers with different voice ranges, or in an ensemble with instrumentalists, such as a rock group or baroque ensemble. In many respects human song is a form of sustained speech, and nearly anyone able to speak can also sing. Singing can be formal or informal, arranged or improvised. It may be done for pleasure, comfort, ritual, education, or profit. Excellence in singing may require time, dedication, instruction, and regular practice. If practice is done on a regular basis then the sounds are said to be more clear and strong. Professional singers usually build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock. They typically take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers.

Definition of singing in the English dictionary

The first definition of singing in the dictionary is the activity of making musical sounds with the voice. Other definition of singing is the activity of making calls and sounds reminiscent of music. Singing is also the activity of making a whining, ringing or whistling noise.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SINGING


bell-ringing
bɛlˈrɪŋɪŋ
blinging
ˈblɪŋɪŋ
clinging
ˈklɪŋɪŋ
gunslinging
ˈɡʌnˌslɪŋɪŋ
minging
ˈmɪŋɪŋ
mudslinging
ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ
pinging
ˈpɪŋɪŋ
ringing
ˈrɪŋɪŋ
springing
ˈsprɪŋɪŋ
stinging
ˈstɪŋɪŋ
swinging
ˈswɪŋɪŋ
upbringing
ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ
wringing
ˈrɪŋɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SINGING

sing.
singable
singableness
Singapore
Singaporean
singe
singer
singer-songwriter
Singh
Singhalese
singing hinny
singing lesson
singing teacher
singing telegram
singing voice
singingly
single
single bed
single bedroom
single bond

WORDS THAT END LIKE SINGING

avenging
banging
belonging
challenging
changing
community singing
cringing
flanging
flower arranging
game-changing
gang-banging
hand-wringing
longing
managing
overhanging
paperhanging
plunging
thronging
unchanging
wall hanging
wide-ranging

Synonyms and antonyms of singing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SINGING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «singing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of singing
betray · buzz · carol · chant · chirp · croon · grass · hum · peach · pipe · purr · shop · spill the beans · squeal · trill · turn in · vocalize · warble · whine · whistle · yodel

Translation of «singing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SINGING

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

Translator English - Chinese

唱歌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

canto
570 millions of speakers

English

singing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गायन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غِنَاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

canto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্গাতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nyanyian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Singen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

歌うこと
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노래
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Singing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

việc ca hát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாடும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गायन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

canto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

śpiew
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cântare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τραγούδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sång
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sang
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of singing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SINGING»

The term «singing» is very widely used and occupies the 5.907 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SINGING» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SINGING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word singing.
1
Paula Abdul
If they're singing about heartbreak, they've lived it.
2
Jacob Artist
I was always singing to myself, but I never ever performed, and I never told anyone I liked to sing. So it was a definitely a new adventure going in to audition for 'Glee.'
3
Morgan Brittany
My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually.
4
Michael Cerveris
I studied voice at Yale with Blake Stern from the music school, and he had me singing German lieder and Italian songs.
5
Kristin Chenoweth
Well, you know, people don't know me as a country artist and I am new to the genre. But that's how I grew up singing.
6
Kelly Clarkson
I've never been more nervous in my life than singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
7
Elizabeth Daily
I love going to the movies and being moved emotionally. I like my work, singing and writing in my journal.
8
Rick Danko
You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don't sit around and sing it anymore unless you're performing. That's kind of sad.
9
Bob Dylan
I can't see myself singing the same song twice in a row. That's terrible.
10
Missy Elliott
I'd stand on the side of the road when I was just a little girl singing on trash cans.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SINGING»

Discover the use of singing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to singing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Singing Book
The Singing Book gets students singing on the very first day.
MARIBETH BUNCH, Meribeth Bunch Dayme, Cynthia Vaughn, 2008
2
Singing: The First Art
Fully illustrated with photos and drawings, the book also includes vocal and breathing exercises and a history of singing.
Dan Marek, 2007
3
On the Art of Singing
Containing information found nowhere else, including original research on the mechanics of voice, this book collects in one volume everything that renowned instructor and singer Richard Miller considers essential to the art of vocal ...
Richard Miller, 1996
4
Singing and the Actor
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Gillyanne Kayes, 2012
5
The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, ...
In THE SINGING NEANDERTHALS, Steven Mithen redresses the balance, drawing on a huge range of sources, from neurological case studies through child psychology and the communication systems of non-human primates to the latest ...
Steven Mithen, 2011
6
Music for Sight Singing
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Thomas E. Benjamin, Michael Horvit, Robert S. Nelson, 2008
7
The Grass is Singing
This murder story features a Rhodesian farmer's wife and her houseboy.
Doris Lessing, 1973
8
Singing For Dummies
Whether you enjoy singing in the shower or on the stage, this how-to guide will help you calm your nerves, match pitch, increase your vocal range, and develop a strong singing technique.
Pamelia S. Phillips, 2011
9
Singing
Examines vocal music throughout history, discussing how the voice works, different kinds of singing and songs, and the technology involved in recording and playing back vocal music.
Alyn Shipton, 1994
10
Singing: A Practical Guide to Pursuing the Art
Are you serious about your art? Singing can be an exciting and fulfilling career, but it takes more than talent to succeed. Get the inside scoop with this detailed guide, which includes tips on education, technique, and more.
Rebecca Love Fishkin, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SINGING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term singing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Police officer soothes toddler with lullaby after deadly car crash
He kept singing, meandering through the verses. He realized the beat to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" aligns precisely with the pattern of flashing lights on the ... «CNN, Jun 15»
2
Ed Sheeran Surprised a Fan Singing at a Mall By Joining Her for a …
A girl was singing Ed Sheeran's “Thinking Out Loud” at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta recently, when Sheeran himself walked out of an HMV store and ... «TIME, Jun 15»
3
Al Pacino apologies about his singing in new film Danny Collins
Al Pacino has admitted that he felt such terrible stage fright singing in front of thousands in his new film Danny Collins, that he forgot the words to the song. «Irish Examiner, May 15»
4
Miley Cyrus Breaks Down While Singing A Song For Her Dead Fish …
She starts off singing about how she couldn't ever believe she'd love something that could never touch her. She regrets keeping him captive, but admits she only ... «MTV.com, May 15»
5
Watch Britain's Got Talent audition: Birmingham brothers fulfil dad's …
The three performed at the Birmingham auditions with dad Laurie, to fulfil his dream of them all singing on stage together as a family. Dressed in matching black ... «Birmingham Mail, May 15»
6
Sinéad O'Connor to 'cease singing' Nothing Compares 2 U live
Sinéad O'Connor says she will no longer perform Nothing Compares 2 U, the hit track which earned the Irish singer global success in 1990. Citing her inability to ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
7
Mystery of robins' nighttime singing probed
But the reasons for the robins' nocturnal singing have been a subject of some debate. Other researchers have proposed that the birds predominantly sing at ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
8
Lea Michele Puked Singing 'Let It Go'!
"I was singing, there was snow falling, I looked up, trying to make it magical and beautiful, and ended up choking on the snow and vomiting on the ground. «Entertainment Tonight, Jan 15»
9
This Video of Jessie J Singing 'Bang Bang' With Her Mouth Closed …
And while most pop singers don't like to be put in a box when it comes to their music, Jessie J has literally been doing that to herself since she was a kid. «TIME, Jan 15»
10
Italy's Singing Nun Gives Pope Francis Her 'Like a Virgin' Cover
Italy's famed singing nun met Pope Francis this week and brought him a gift: a copy of her first album. Sister Cristina Scuccia, who won the Italian version of The ... «TIME, Dec 14»

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