sing-song

See also: singsong

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋsɒŋ/
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NounEdit

sing-song (plural sing-songs)

  1. A kind of verse with a simple, song-like rhythm.
  2. (colloquial, often childish) An informal gathering involving group singing.
    • 2019, Barney Ronay, Liverpool’s waves of red fury and recklessness end in joyous bedlam (in The Guardian, 8 May 2019)[1]
      As Jürgen Klopp took Sadio Mané in his arms and spun him like a beloved ballroom partner, there was a moment of sing-song communion with the Kop. They love these big fat emotional notes here.

AdjectiveEdit

sing-song (comparative more sing-song, superlative most sing-song)

  1. Like a piece of sing-song; simple and melodic, song-like.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 41:
      ...she put on a kind of sing-song voice whenever she was pissed, it was one of the signs that she was really gone...
    • 2012 July 18, Scott Tobias, "The Dark Knight Rises" for AV Club:
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.