Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Parts of songs - synonyms or related words

chorus

noun

music

the part of a song that does not change and is repeated several times

lyric

noun

the words of a song

refrain

noun

a group of lines in a poem or a song that are repeated regularly

shoutout

noun

informal

music

a shout on a rap record that does not form part of the main song, usually saying something good about someone

verse

noun

a group of words or sentences that form one section of a poem or song

word

noun

used about the words of a song, rather than the music

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog