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To sing

sing

verb

to make music using your voice

sing along

to sing a song with someone who is already singing

croon

verb

to sing in a slow soft voice

chant

verb

to sing a piece of religious music using a very limited range of notes

sing out

to sing with a louder voice

burst/break into song

to begin singing

harmonize

verb

to sing or play different notes at the same time, producing a pleasant combination of sounds

serenade

verb

to perform a song or a piece of music for someone, especially someone who you love

carry a tune

to sing musical notes correctly

strike up

to start to play or sing a piece of music

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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