Pronunciation: (sông, song), [key]
1. a short metrical composition intended or adapted for singing, esp. one in rhymed stanzas; a lyric; a ballad.
2. a musical piece adapted for singing or simulating a piece to be sung: Mendelssohn's “Songs without Words.”
3. poetical composition; poetry.
4. the art or act of singing; vocal music.
5. something that is sung.
6. an elaborate vocal signal produced by an animal, as the distinctive sounds produced by certain birds, frogs, etc., in a courtship or territorial display.
7. for a song, at a very low price; as a bargain: We bought the rug for a song when the estate was auctioned off.
Pronunciation: (sông), [key]
1. Ai•ling Pronunciation: (ī'ling'). [key] See Soong, Ai-ling.
2. Qing•ling Pronunciation: (ching'ling'). [key] See Soong, Ching-ling.
3. Mei•ling Pronunciation: (mā'ling'). [key] See Soong, Mei-ling.
4. Zi•wen Pronunciation: (zœ'wun'). [key] See Soong, Tse-ven.
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