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sang Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
    American ginseng; Panax quinquefolius.
  2. verb deliver by singing
    • Sing Christmas carols
  3. verb produce tones with the voice
    • She was singing while she was cooking
    • My brother sings very well
  4. verb to make melodious sounds
    • The nightingale was singing
  5. verb make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
    whistle; sing.
    • the kettle was singing
    • the bullet sang past his ear
  6. verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

  1. imp. of Sing.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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