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song British & World English

A short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung

Song British & World English

A dynasty that ruled in China ad 960–1279

song English Thesaurus

a beautiful song

Song New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

dynasty that ruled in China 960–1279

sing a different tune British & World English

Change one’s opinion about or attitude towards someone or something

sing from the same hymn sheet British & World English

Present a united front in public by not disagreeing with one another

on song British & World English

Performing well

art song British & World English

A song written to be sung in recital, typically with piano accompaniment and often set to a poem

folk song British & World English

A song that originates in traditional popular culture or that is written in such a style

part-song British & World English

A secular song with three or more voice parts, typically unaccompanied, and homophonic rather than contrapuntal in style

sing-song British & World English

(Of a person’s voice) having a repeated rising and falling rhythm

song form British & World English

A form used in the composition of a song, in particular a simple melody and accompaniment or a three-part work in which the third part is a repetition of the first

Song Hong British & World English

Vietnamese name for Red River111.

sing-song English Thesaurus

he began to recite in a sing-song voice

death song British & World English

A song sung before or after someone’s death or to commemorate the dead

siren song British & World English

Used in reference to the appeal of something that is alluring but also potentially harmful or dangerous

song cycle British & World English

A set of related songs, often on a romantic theme, intended to form a single musical entity

song flight British & World English

Territorial display flight that involves song, as in the skylark

song thrush British & World English

A common European and central Asian thrush with a buff spotted breast, having a loud song in which each phrase is repeated two or three times

torch song British & World English

A sad or sentimental love song, typically about unrequited love

drinking song British & World English

A hearty song, typically concerning drink and having bawdy lyrics, which is sung while drinking alcohol

song sparrow British & World English

A sparrow-like North American bird related to the buntings, noted for its constant and characteristic song

plantation song British & World English

A song of the kind formerly sung by black slaves on American plantations

Song of Songs British & World English

A book of the Bible containing an anthology of Hebrew love poems traditionally ascribed to Solomon but in fact dating from a much later period. Jewish and Christian writers have interpreted the book allegorically as representing God’s relationship with his people, or with the soul

Horst Wessel Song British & World English

The official song of the Nazi Party in Germany. The words were written by Horst Wessel (1907–30), a member of Hitler’s Storm Troops killed by political enemies and regarded as a Nazi martyr

a song and dance British & World English

A fuss or commotion

Song of Solomon British & World English

See Song of Songs.

Horst Wessel Song New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

official song of the German Nazi Party

wine, women, and song British & World English

The hedonistic life of drinking, sexual pleasure, and carefree entertainment proverbially required by men

siren song in siren British & World English

Used in reference to the appeal of something that is alluring but also potentially harmful or dangerous

Song of the Three Holy Children British & World English

A book of the Apocrypha, telling of three Hebrew exiles thrown into a furnace by Nebuchadnezzar

evensong British & World English

(In the Christian Church) a service of evening prayers, psalms, and canticles, conducted according to a set form, especially that of the Anglican Church

songlike British & World English

Resembling a song in melody or structure

swansong British & World English

The final performance or activity of a person’s career

Kim Il-sung British & World English

(1912–94), Korean communist statesman, first Premier of North Korea 1948–72 and President 1972–94; born Kim Song-ju. He precipitated the Korean War (1950-3), and remained committed to the reunification of the country. He maintained a one-party state and created a personality cult around himself and his family; on his death he was quickly replaced in power by his son Kim Jong-il (1942–2011)

siren song or call in siren British & World English

Used in reference to the appeal of something that is alluring but also potentially harmful or dangerous


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