1. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a short musical composition with words

"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

Related terms: musical_composition ballad dirge ditty lullaby roundelay serenade drinking_song work_song lied folk_song barcarole aria lovesong partsong scolion religious_song torch_song love-song golden_oldie anthem lyric refrain sing
2. [ noun ] (music) the act of singing
Synonyms: strain

"with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"

Related terms: vocal_music aria carol aria cavatina lullaby sing
3. [ noun ] a distinctive or characteristic sound

"the song of bullets was in the air" "the song of the wind" "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"

Related terms: sound whistle
4. [ noun ] the characteristic sound produced by a bird
Synonyms: call birdsong birdcall

"a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"

Related terms: animal_communication sing
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3660
6. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2439
7. [ noun ] the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
Synonyms: sung sung_dynasty song_dynasty
Related terms: dynasty
8. [ noun ] a very small sum

"he bought it for a song"

Related terms: bargain
Similar spelling:   Songhai