Definition of drinking song in English:

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drinking song

Pronunciation: /ˈdriNGkiNG ˌsôNG/


A hearty song, typically concerning drink and having bawdy lyrics, which is sung while drinking alcohol.
Example sentences
  • At one point the actors begin to sing together, somewhat disjointedly in both a drinking song and a folk song.
  • Men and thieves alike were singing drinking songs.
  • Curiously, she peered into it and saw a hearth and half-clad men swinging their mugs of beer and singing drinking songs loudly.

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Syllabification: drink·ing song

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