song Idioms & Phrases


banquet song

  • noun a song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests at a banquet
    scolion.
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cover song

  • noun a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else
    cover; cover version.
    • they made a cover of a Beatles' song
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drinking song

  • noun a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties
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Folk song

  • noun a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
    folk ballad; folksong.
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  • one of a class of songs long popular with the common people.
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for a song

  • adverb for a relatively small amount of money
    for a bargain price; at a low price.
    • we bought the house for a song
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love song

  • noun a song about love or expressing love for another person
    love song.
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love-song

  • noun a song about love or expressing love for another person
    love song.
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Old song

  • a trifle; nothing of value. "I do not intend to be thus put off with an old song." Dr. H. More.
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Part song

  • a song in two or more (commonly four) distinct vocal parts. "A part song differs from a madrigal in its exclusion of contrapuntual devices; from a glee, in its being sung by many voices, instead of by one only, to each part." Stainer & Barrett.
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Plain song

  • . (a) The Gregorian chant, or canto fermo; the prescribed melody of the Roman Catholic service, sung in unison, in tones of equal length, and rarely extending beyond the compass of an octave . (b) A simple melody.
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prayer of azariah and song of the three children

  • noun an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
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religious song

  • noun religious music for singing
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siren song

  • noun the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous
    siren call.
    • he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness
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song and dance

  • noun theatrical performance combining singing and dancing
  • noun an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
    fairytale; cock-and-bull story; fairy tale; fairy story.
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Song bird

  • (Zoöl.), any singing bird; one of the Oscines.
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song dynasty

  • noun the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
    Sung dynasty; Sung; Song.
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song of solomon

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
    Canticles; Song of Solomon; Canticle of Canticles.
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song of songs

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
    Canticles; Song of Solomon; Canticle of Canticles.
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Song sparrow

  • noun small songbird common in North America
    Melospiza melodia.
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  • (Zoöl.), a very common North American sparrow (Melospiza fasciata, or M. melodia) noted for the sweetness of its song in early spring. Its breast is covered with dusky brown streaks which form a blotch in the center.
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Song thrush

  • noun common Old World thrush noted for its song
    mavis; Turdus philomelos; throstle.
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  • (Zoöl.), a common European thrush (Turdus musicus), noted for its melodius song; called also mavis, throsite, and thrasher.
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swan song

  • noun a final performance or effort (especially before retirement)
    last hurrah.
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theme song

  • noun a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
    signature tune; signature.
  • noun a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
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torch song

  • noun a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
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War song

  • a song of or pertaining to war; especially, among the American Indians, a song at the war dance, full of incitements to military ardor.
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work song

  • noun a usually rhythmical song to accompany repetitious work
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