song Definition

  • 1a short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung
  • 2a musical composition suggestive of a song

Using song: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "song" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She sang a beautiful song at the concert.

  • Example

    The birds were singing their songs in the trees.

  • Example

    He wrote a song about his lost love.

  • Example

    The song was a hit on the radio.

song Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for song

Antonyms for song

Idioms Using song

  • strike up the band/song

    to begin playing music or singing


    As soon as the bride and groom kissed, the band struck up a song.

  • sing a different tune/song

    to change one's opinion or attitude


    After seeing the evidence, he sang a different tune about the suspect's guilt.

  • to make a fuss or complain excessively about something


    He made a song and dance about having to wait in line for five minutes.

Phrases with song

  • a song about romantic love


    He played a love song on the guitar for his girlfriend.

  • a traditional song of a country or region, typically passed down orally


    The folk songs of Ireland are known for their haunting melodies and poetic lyrics.

  • a song played or sung to rally support for a sports team or organization


    The university's fight song is played at every football game.

Origins of song

from Old English 'sang'


Summary: song in Brief

A 'song' [sɒŋ] is a short poem or set of words set to music or meant to be sung. It can also refer to a musical composition that suggests a song. Examples include 'She sang a beautiful song at the concert.' and 'The song was a hit on the radio.' Phrases like 'love song' and 'folk song' denote specific types of songs, while idioms like 'strike up the band/song' and 'sing a different tune/song' express starting or changing something. 'Make a song and dance about something' means to complain excessively.

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