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  • n. A kind of verse with a simple, song-like rhythm.
  • n. An informal gathering involving group singing.
  • adj. Like a piece of sing-song; simple and melodic, song-like.


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  • From the day ward she heard a few patients gather together for a morning sing-song.

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  • Mrs. Gwyn is an actress, Charlotte, she said in that sing-song voice adults often use with children.

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  • “Wherever Castlemaine goes…” he said in his sing-song voice.

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  • “We would rather be in our beds, but duty calls,” said Teddy, addressing Ruby in a sing-song voice, dunking his toast wedge into his coffee.

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  • Barney says, mocking me in the sing-song hyuck-yuck-yuck voice that is part of his stage shtick.

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  • 'Oh, it's you,' came Empson's strange sing-song voice over the phone.

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  • I still remember my grade school days of the '60s at Our Holy Redeemer Catholic school in Freeport, Long Island, when a girl would pay a little attention to one of us boys, how the rest of the boys would taunt us with the sing-song, "She liiiiiikes you" or break into song: "James and Patty, sitting on a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g... ."

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  • Sometimes I can be irrational, sing-song like, la-la-la, its all fine, why can't that happen, da-da-da.

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  • And the condescending Danny Glover talks down to us in sing-song kids reading circle language made me want to fistfight a nun.

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  • M.I.A. and Me'Shell NdegeOcello have spent much of their recorded time nestled somewhere between the two forms, in the land of sing-song.



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