song


song
song
W2S2 [sɔŋ US so:ŋ] n
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1¦(music with words)¦
2¦(birds)¦
3 for a song
4 a song and dance (about something)
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[: Old English; Origin: sang]
1.) ¦(MUSIC WITH WORDS)¦
a)
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 .
b) [U]
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.
2.) ¦(BIRDS)¦ [U and C]
the musical sounds made by birds and some other animals such as ↑whales
the song of the lark
3.) for a song
very cheaply
He bought the house for a song five years ago.
4.) a song and dance (about sth) informal
a) BrE 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) AmE an explanation or excuse that is too long and complicated
She gave us a long song and dance about why she was late.
→↑swansong

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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