What is song?

  • (noun): The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy.
    Synonyms: Sung, Sung dynasty, Song dynasty
    See also — Additional definitions below

Song

In music, a song is a composition for voice or voices, performed by singing. A choral or vocal song may be accompanied by musical instruments, or it may be unaccompanied, as in the case of a cappella songs. The lyrics (words) of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, though they may be religious verses or free prose.

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Some articles on song:

44 Minutes - Reception
... In a song by song review of the album, Terrybezer of Metal Hammer praised the song and remarked that "A stirring, epic intro (complete with a cop’s radio reporting a crime in ...
44 Minutes
44 Minutes" is a song by the American heavy metal band Megadeth, which appears on their twelfth studio album, titled Endgame, which was released on ... The third song on the album, the song's lyrics portray the events of the North Hollywood shootout, that occurred in the North Hollywood district of ...
Lindsey Buckingham - Musical Style
... "I've always believed that you play to highlight the song, not to highlight the player ... The song is all that matters ... when I really listened to his guitar parts, that I realized how much they were a part of the song's fabric, and how much you'd be going 'Oh, that song just isn't working' if they weren't ...
Legion - Arts - Music
... Records then changed to Goatboy Farms Recordings "Legion" is a song by VNV Nation from the album Empires "Legion", a song by Junkie XL from the album Big Sounds of the Drags "Legion", a song by Saviour ...
You Oughta Know - Cover Versions and Samples
... Alternative-punk band Thousand Mona Lisas covered the song and included it as a hidden track on their 1995 album, New Disease ... Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered the song in a comedic lounge-music style on their 2005 album Aperitif for Destruction' ... Britney Spears performed the song during her 2009 The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour ...

More definitions of "song":

  • (noun): The characteristic sound produced by a bird.
    Example: "A bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
    Synonyms: birdcall, call, birdsong
  • (noun): A short musical composition with words.
    Example: "A successful musical must have at least three good songs"
  • (noun): A very small sum.
    Example: "He bought it for a song"
  • (noun): The act of singing.
    Example: "With a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
    Synonyms: strain
  • (noun): A distinctive or characteristic sound.
    Example: "The song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"

Famous quotes containing the word song:

    Thy name is an ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
    —Bible: Hebrew The Song of Solomon 1:3.

    The city sleeps and the country sleeps,
    The living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time,
    The old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife;
    And these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them,
    And such as it is to be of these more or less I am,
    And of these one and all I weave the song of myself.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    Sumer is icumen in,
    Lhude sing cuccu!
    Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
    And springth the wude nu--
    Sing cuccu!
    —Anonymous. Cuckoo Song (c. 1250)