Word of the Day: Sing

sing / siNG


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