Definitions starting with S

ID #5515

sing

 n. [ Atlantic; also US Black (Parsons 19I7a: 169)] a song: 1966 the same sing (Crowley 50). 1974 Songs, termed sings by Bahamians (Glinton 24). <Black>

 —v. [OED, to chant divine service] 1. to mourn by singing a dirge: 1895 Tell 'em to come help 'er to sing; say her husband is dead (Edwards 76). <San Sal.>

 2. to intone a magic incantation, causing something to happen: 1966 This house was up in the air, and you had to sing it down (Crowley 77). <San Sal.>

 3. [US dial. idem ADD] to be sung: Wen da antem sing (Brown 44). <Black>

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-09-26 17:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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