Word of the Day: Sing

sing / siNG verb 1. to produce musical tones or notes with the voice; to vocalize melodically Singing has always seemed to me that most perfect means of expression. Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986 2. to deliver songs as a professional vocal artist Some may say that I couldn’t sing, but no one can say that I didn’t sing. Florence Foster Jenkins, 1868-1944 3. to create a sense of song through words Prose talks and poetry sings. Franz Grillparzer, 1791-1872 4. to produce musical, harmonious sounds A bird does not sing because he has an answer, he sings because he has a song. Chinese Proverb, also attributed to Joan Walsh Anglund, 1926- 5. to praise someone Let someone else sing your praise. New Zealander Proverb 6. to give out a whistling or other euphonious sound Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose. Earl Weaver, 1930-2013