AskDefine | Define singsong

Dictionary Definition

singsong adj : uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting; "their chantlike intoned prayers"; "a singsong manner of speaking" [syn: chantlike, intoned]

Noun

1 a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
2 informal group singing of popular songs [syn: singalong]

Verb

1 speak, chant, or declaim in a singsong
2 move as if accompanied by a singsong; "The porters singsonged the travellers' luggage up the mountain"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

sing + song.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈsɪŋsɒŋ/

Adjective

  1. Like a piece of singsong; simple and melodic, varying in pitch (of tone of voice etc.)

Noun

  1. A piece of verse with a simple, song-like rhythm.
  2. An informal gathering at which songs are sung; a singing session.
    We gathered round the campfire for a little singsong.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alliterating, alliteration, alliterative, assonance, assonant, belabored, blah, broken-record, chanting, chime, chiming, cliche-ridden, clockwork regularity, constancy, daily round, dingdong, drearisome, dreary, drone, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, even pace, even tenor, everlasting, harping, humdrum, invariability, invariable, jingle, jingle-jangle, jog-trot, labored, long-winded, monologue, monotone, monotonous, monotonousness, monotony, near rhyme, orderliness, pitter-patter, prolix, regularity, repeated sounds, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, rhyme, rhymed, rhyming, sameliness, sameness, slant rhyme, smoothness, stale repetition, tedious, tedium, treadmill, trot, undeviation, undifferentiation, uneventful, unnecessary repetition, unvariation, unvarying
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