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 for singing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sing \Sing\ (s[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. Sungor Sang; p. p.
     Sung; p. pr. & vb. n. Singing.] [AS. singan; akin to D.
     zingen, OS. & OHG. singan, G. singen, Icel. syngja, Sw.
     sjunga, Dan. synge, Goth. siggwan, and perhaps to E. say,
     v.t., or cf. Gr. ??? voice. Cf. Singe, Song.]
     1. To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious
        modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according
        to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as
        alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece.
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              The noise of them that sing do I hear. --Ex. xxxii.
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     2. To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.
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              On every bough the briddes heard I sing. --Chaucer.
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              Singing birds, in silver cages hung.  --Dryden.
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     3. To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in
        passing through a crevice.
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              O'er his head the flying spear
              Sang innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope.
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     4. To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to
        celebrate something in poetry. --Milton.
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              Bid her . . . sing
              Of human hope by cross event destroyed. --Prior.
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     5. To cry out; to complain. [Obs.]
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              They should sing if thet they were bent. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Singing \Sing"ing\,
     a. & n. from Sing, v.
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     Singing bird. (Zool.)
     (a) Popularly, any bird that sings; a song bird.
     (b) Specifically, any one of the Oscines.
     Singing book, a book containing music for singing; a book
        of tunes.
     Singing falcon or Singing hawk. (Zool.) See Chanting
        falcon, under Chanting.
     Singing fish (Zool.), a California toadfish ({Porichthys
        porosissimus), called also midshipman; -- so called
        because it produces a buzzing sound with its air bladder.
     Singing flame (Acoustics), a flame, as of hydrogen or coal
        gas, burning within a tube and so adjusted as to set the
        air within the tube in vibration, causing sound. The
        apparatus is called also chemical harmonicon.
     Singing master, a man who teaches vocal music.
     Singing school, a school in which persons are instructed in
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: smooth and flowing [syn: cantabile, singing]
      n 1: the act of singing vocal music [syn: singing,
      2: disclosing information or giving evidence about another [syn:
         tattle, singing, telling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "singing":
     alto, baritone, bass, beaming, beatific, beatified, bel canto,
     blessed, blissful, bravura, capering, cheerful, chirping, choral,
     choral service, choral singing, choric, coloratura, croon,
     crooning, dancing, dramatic, eisteddfod, falsetto,
     farewell performance, flushed with joy, folk singing,
     folk-music festival, folk-sing, gay, glad, glowing, happy, heroic,
     hootenanny, hum, humming, hymnal, intonation, jam session, joyful,
     joyous, laughing, leaping, liturgical, lyric, lyricism,
     music festival, musicale, opera festival, operatic,
     operatic singing, psalmic, psalmodial, psalmodic, purring, radiant,
     rock festival, sacred, scat, scat singing, service of song, sing,
     sing-in, singfest, smiling, smirking, sol-fa, sol-fa exercise,
     solfeggio, solmization, song, soprano, sparkling, starry-eyed,
     swan song, tenor, thrice happy, tonic sol-fa, treble, vocal,
     vocal music, vocalization, warbling, yodel, yodeling

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