song noun

1 piece of music with words

ADJ. beautiful, good, great, lovely | catchy | mournful, sad | country, folk, pop/popular, traditional a Hungarian folk song | bawdy, children's, drinking, love, patriotic, protest, religious After a few drinks, they were all singing bawdy songs at the top of their voices. a protest song written in the sixties | theme, title the theme song from ‘The Godfather’ the title song from the Beatles' album ‘Help!’

VERB + SONG compose, write | do, perform, play, sing They performed another two songs as encores. Sing us a song, Susanna! | record

SONG + NOUN writer (also songwriter) a singer-songwriter | contest

PREP. in (a/the) ~ Important historical events were commemorated in song. | ~ about a song about love

2 act of singing

VERB + SONG break into, burst into He strummed a couple of chords on the guitar and they all burst into song.

PREP. in ~ He heard voices raised in song.