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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Informal group performance of popular tunes; A regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation v. - Speak, chant, or declaim in a chanting tone adj. - Uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting.

Usage examples (37)
  • There was some kind of singsong festival going on there, most likely prayers for rain.
  • Her name was Gwenda, and they were both Welsh, so they had this kind of singsong accent, which made it all the more inviting.
  • She had wrapped her arms about herself and was trembling like a naiga spore in a strong wind, moaning in a kind of singsong rhythm.
  • The vizier's voice sank low, vibrating through the room in a kind of singsong rhythm that grew more pronounced as her tale continued. for more
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