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verb sing pronunciation in British English /sɪŋ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysing
he/she/itsings
present participlesinging
past tensesang
past participlesung
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make music using your voice
    Malcolm likes singing in the bath.
    sing a song: They sang several old familiar songs.
    sing about: He sang about his love for the sea.
    sing with: Her mother sang with the band in the early days.
    sing softly/loudly: Grace was singing softly to herself.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a bird sings, it makes musical sounds
    Fran awoke to the sound of birds singing.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to make a high continuous sound
    high winds making the telephone wires sing
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