- vi. 唱歌；歌颂；鸣叫；呼号
- vt. 唱；用诗赞颂；唱着使
- n. 演唱；鸣声；呼啸声
- n. (Sing)人名；(老、德、泰)辛
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自古英语 singan,歌唱，吟唱，来自 Proto-Germanic*sengwan,吟唱，来自 PIE*sengwh,吟唱， 念咒。后也用于指鸟的鸣叫等。
- sing: [OE] Sing is a general Germanic word, related to German singen, Dutch zingen, Swedish sjunga, and Danish synge, and of course to the noun song. It is thought that it may have distant links with Greek omphé ‘voice’ and Welsh dehongli ‘explain, interpret’.
- sing (v.)
- Old English singan "to chant, sing, celebrate, or tell in song," also used of birds (class III strong verb; past tense sang, past participle sungen), from Proto-Germanic *sengwan (cognates: Old Saxon singan, Old Frisian sionga, Middle Dutch singhen, Dutch zingen, Old High German singan, German singen, Gothic siggwan, Old Norse syngva, Swedish sjunga), from PIE root *sengwh- "to sing, make an incantation." The criminal slang sense of "to confess to authorities" is attested from 1610s.
No related forms in other languages, unless perhaps it is connected to Greek omphe "voice" (especially of a god), "oracle;" and Welsh dehongli "explain, interpret." The typical Indo-European root is represented by Latin canere (see chant (v.)). Other words meaning "sing" derive from roots meaning "cry, shout," but Irish gaibim is literally "take, seize," with sense evolution via "take up" a song or melody.
- sing (n.)
- "act of singing," especially collective, 1850, from sing (v.).
- 1. She didn't know anything about music but she liked to sing.
- 2. You can sing along to your favourite Elvis hits.
- 3. Some people tried to sing, but their voices soon died raggedly away.
- 4. He started to speak in a nasal sing-song voice.
- 5. We heard a voice sing out in a clear, sharp tone.
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