- 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!
She sang a beautiful song at the concert.
The birds were singing their songs in the trees.
He wrote a song about his lost love.
The song was a hit on the radio.
song Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
After seeing the evidence, he sang a different tune about the suspect's guilt.
He made a song and dance about having to wait in line for five minutes.
Phrases with song
He played a love song on the guitar for his girlfriend.
The folk songs of Ireland are known for their haunting melodies and poetic lyrics.
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.