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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:

    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. Francis Malofiy:

    It deals with an iconic song that defined a generation.

  2. Joe Grushecky:

    I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking, i sent it to him and he liked it. I said, 'What do you think about singing on it?' He gave it the Bruce treatment.

  3. Pete Townshend:

    We went through so many different phases so now really the challenge is just writing music which is good music which suits Roger and I, i'm a real, real hard taskmaster when it comes to what I sing and whether, whether it's a good song or not. And I'll tell you he's still got it.

  4. Michelle Obama:

    Music helps us share ourselves -- our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys, it allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters -- every story within every voice, every note within every song.

  5. Francis Wahlgren:

    There is something about this song that captures the era of that period and there is a kind of innocence to it, a loss of innocence in America.

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