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song

Pronunciation: /sɔːŋ; sɒŋ/

Translation of song in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (piece) canción (feminine) sing/give us a song! ¡cántanos una canción!, ¡cántanos algo! to burst into song uncountable/no numerable ponerse* a cantar the Song of Songs, the Song of Solomon [Bible] el Cantar de los Cantares, el Cantar de Salomón to buy/sell sth for a song [colloquial/familiar] comprar/vender algo por una bicoca [colloquial/familiar] sing 2 1
    Example sentences
    • Many households bought parlour pianos and needed music and songs to play and sing.
    • You will be required to sing a short song of your choice and demonstrate your acting skills on the day.
    • She would mention a word and I would have to sing an Elvis song with that word in it.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of bird) canto (masculine) the song of the nightingale el canto del ruiseñor
    Example sentences
    • Males attract mates using song, iridescent plumage and dramatic display flights.
    • Learn how to use field marks, habitat, behavior, and song to identify birds.
    • The Winter Wren is a tiny woodland bird whose song is as elaborate as its plumage is drab.
    1.3 (digression) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], vaguedad (feminine)

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