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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. Dave Grohl:

    For years I couldn't even listen to any music, let alone a Nirvana song. When Kurt died, every time the radio came on, it broke my heart.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song.

  3. Amelia Edmundson:

    I thought it was hysterical, her husband put on a colors play list. And the first song in the first video was Ice-T's 'Colors.' And the second song ... was, I think, Cyndi Lauper, 'True Colors.' And he was laughing and she was laughing. So, they were having the best time.

  4. Tom Waits:

    Sometimes the magnetism of a song is impossible to ignore, and it demands that it be sung in a certain way.

  5. Joyce Bulifant:

    I was recording a song for ‘The Happiest Millionaire’ when he came down from his office, he put his arm around me and said, ‘I’m going to walk you over to the studio.’ I said, ‘Oh Mr. Disney, that’s so nice!’ I couldn’t believe the special attention. He said, ‘And young lady, I have big plans for you!’ And then he died. It wasn’t very nice of him at all! I only found out now, and even his wife didn’t know, that Disney was working on a series where Lesley Ann Warren and I would be the guides at Disneyland and our boyfriends would be Tommy Steele and John Davison. Wouldn’t that have been fun? But there you go. That’s life. That’s show business.

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