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Synonyms for song
sɔŋ, sɒŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. song, vocal(noun)

    a short musical composition with words

    "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

    birdsong, vocal music, vocal, strain, birdcall, call

  2. song(noun)

    a distinctive or characteristic sound

    "the song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"

    birdsong, vocal, strain, birdcall, call

  3. song, strain(noun)

    the act of singing

    "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"

    tune, vocal, form, pains, straining, strain, melody, stress, breed, tenor, var., air, variant, melodic phrase, line, call, nisus, melodic line, birdcall, stock, striving, nervous strain, birdsong, mental strain

  4. birdcall, call, birdsong, song(noun)

    the characteristic sound produced by a bird

    "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"

    claim, birdsong, cry, margin call, strain, outcry, yell, call option, birdcall, phone call, vociferation, vocal, shout, telephone call, call

  5. song(noun)

    a very small sum

    "he bought it for a song"

    birdsong, vocal, strain, birdcall, call

  6. Sung, Sung dynasty, Song, Song dynasty(noun)

    the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

    birdsong, vocal, strain, birdcall, call


  1. Song(propernoun)

    Something that cost only a little; chiefly in for a song.

    He bought that car for a song.


  2. Song(propernoun)

    Sung, Soong

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. song

    Poetry is that form of literature that embodies beautiful thought, feeling, or action in melodious, rhythmical, and (usually) metrical language, in imaginative and artistic constructions. Poetry in a very wide sense may be anything that pleasingly addresses the imagination; as, the poetry of motion. In ordinary usage, poetry is both imaginative and metrical. There may be poetry without rime, but hardly without meter, or what in some languages takes its place, as the Hebrew parallelism; but poetry involves, besides the artistic form, the exercise of the fancy or imagination in a way always beautiful, often lofty or even sublime. Failing this, there may be verse, rime, and meter, but not poetry. There is much in literature that is beautiful and sublime in thought and artistic in construction, which is yet not poetry, because quite devoid of the element of song, whereby poetry differs from the most lofty, beautiful, or impassioned prose. Compare METER.

    meter, metrical composition, numbers, poem, poesy, poetry, rime, verse

    prosaic speech, prosaic writing, prose

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. song

    poem, lay, ballad, strain, ditty, carol, anthem, epic, lyric

Editors Contribution

  1. ditty

    a tune or melody

    the song was harmonious and pleasant to listen to.

    Submitted by wilemi2006 on March 18, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. song(n.)

    ballad, ditty, canticle, carol, canzonet

  2. song(n.)

    lay, strain, poem, hymn, psalm, anthem

  3. song(n.)

    poetry, poesy, verse, numbers

  4. song(n.)

    trifle, small sum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. song(n)

    hymn, chant, lay, ditty, ballad, onody, chansonnette, lyric, lilt, lied, pæan, cantata, aria, sonnet, strain, round, rhapsody, dirge, chanson

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "song":

    chanson, soong, sung, singing, chant, songs, tune, han, james, poem, music, piece, drill, melody

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How to use song in a sentence?

  1. John Krasinski:

    [Director Rob Marshall] just turned to the window, cued the song, the orchestra started playing, and Emily started singing, and I just immediately wept, it was really wild. It was like finding out that your wife can levitate.

  2. Read MoreLast week:

    From there, I sent them a time stamp of the song, asked them to get creative, film a sequence, and send it to me from their phones, everyone's footage you see in the video is filmed from themselves. It was kind of this artistic community labor of love for what we do.

  3. Jordan Peele:

    I'm making a movie in Northern California, that's a Bay Area hip-hop classic and I wanted to explore this very relatable journey of being a parent [ and ] maybe some of the songs you listened to back in the day aren't appropriate for your kids, so that was one level, and another part was, I love songs that have a great feeling but also have a haunting element to them and I feel like the beat in that song has this inherent cryptic energy, almost reminiscent of the' Nightmare on Elm Street' soundtrack.

  4. Scot Pankey:

    I heard the song before Christmas and fell in love with it, we are a project-based school -- there are only two in the Metroplex -- and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams and they have to come up with solutions. They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.

  5. Cometan:

    There is only one song I will ever write and it will be about the world I do not know.

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