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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
song (noun)
1.
the act or art of singing
2.
poetical composition
3.
a) a short musical composition of words and music
b) a collection of such compositions
4.
a distinctive or characteristic sound or series of sounds (as of a bird, insect, or whale)
5.
a) a melody for a lyric poem or ballad
b) a poem easily set to music
6.
a) a habitual or characteristic manner
b) a violent, abusive, or noisy reaction - put up quite a song
7.
a small amount - sold for a song
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
song (noun)
1.
a short musical composition for the human voice often with instrumental accompaniment
SYNONIMS:
ballad, ditty, jingle, lay, lyric, vocal
RELATED WORDS:
anthem, cantata, canticle, carol, chorale, hymn, noel, psalm, spiritual; dirge, lament, requiem, threnody; hallelujah, paean; aria, art song, barcarole ( barcarolle), blues, chanson, chant, chantey ( chanty shanty), chorus, croon, descant ( discant), folk song, glee, lullaby, madrigal, motet, part-song, pop, rocker, round, roundelay, serenade, standard; drinking song, fight song; torch song; cover, medley, remix
song (noun)
2.
a composition using rhythm and often rhyme to create a lyrical effect
SYNONIMS:
lyric, rune, song, verse
RELATED WORDS:
rhyme ( rime); ballad, lay; anacreontic, clerihew, dithyramb, eclogue, elegy, English sonnet, epic, epigram, epode, epopee, epos, georgic, idyll ( idyl), jingle, lament, limerick, madrigal, ode, pastoral, pastorale, psalm, rondeau, rondel ( rondelle), rondelet, sonnet, triolet, villanelle; haiku, senryu, tanka; blank verse, free verse, minstrelsy, poesy, poetry, versification, vers libre
song (noun)
3.
a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect
SYNONIMS:
air, lay, song, strain, tune, warble
RELATED WORDS:
descant ( discant); cadence, measure, meter, rhythm; ballad, ditty, hymn, lyric, madrigal
song (noun)
4.
a very small sum of money
SYNONIMS:
chicken feed, chump change, dime, hay, peanuts, pin money, pittance, shoestring, song, two cents
RELATED WORDS:
petty cash, pocket money, spending money
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bankroll, capital, funds, means, wherewithal; opulence, pelf, riches, treasure, wealth; heap, pile, pot; bonanza, mine, treasure trove, treasury
big buck(s), boodle, bundle, fortune, king's ransom, megabuck(s), mint, wad
song (noun)
5.
writing that uses rhythm, vivid language, and often rhyme to provoke an emotional response
SYNONIMS:
minstrelsy, poesy, song, verse
RELATED WORDS:
rhyme ( rime); blank verse, free verse, vers libre
prose
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