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Evensong E"ven*song`, n. [AS. [=ae]fensang.]
A song for the evening; the evening service or form of
worship (in the Church of England including vespers and
compline); also, the time of evensong. --Wyclif. Milton.
PricksongPricksong Prick"song` (?; 115), n. [See Prick, v. t., 4.]
Music written, or noted, with dots or points; -- so called
from the points or dots with which it is noted down. [Obs.]
He fights as you sing pricksong. --Shak.
Singsong Sing"song`, n.
1. Bad singing or poetry.
2. A drawling or monotonous tone, as of a badly executed
Singsong Sing"song`, a.
Singsong Sing"song`, v. i.
To write poor poetry. [R.] --Tennyson.
song sparrowSparrow Spar"row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG.
sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp["o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw.
sparf, Goth. sparwa; -- originally, probably, the quiverer or
flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See Spurn, and cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of small singing birds of
the family Fringillig[ae], having conical bills, and
feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also
finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house
sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its
familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young,
and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House.
Note: The following American species are well known; the
chipping sparrow, or chippy, the sage sparrow,
the savanna sparrow, the song sparrow, the tree
sparrow, and the white-throated sparrow (see
Peabody bird). See these terms under Sage,
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small singing birds somewhat
resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the
European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.
He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently
caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age!
Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc. See under Field,
Sparrow bill, a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a
Sparrow hawk. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small European hawk (Accipiter nisus) or any of
the allied species.
(b) A small American falcon (Falco sparverius).
(c) The Australian collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter
Note: The name is applied to other small hawks, as the
European kestrel and the New Zealand quail hawk.
Sparrow owl (Zo["o]l.), a small owl (Glaucidium
passerinum) found both in the Old World and the New. The
name is also applied to other species of small owls.
Sparrow spear (Zo["o]l.), the female of the reed bunting.
Songcraft Song"craft`, n.
The art of making songs or verse; metrical composition;
A half-effected inscription. Written with little skill
of songcraft. --Longfellow.
Songful Song"ful, a.
Disposed to sing; full of song.
Songish Song"ish, a.
Consisting of songs. [R.] --Dryden.
Songless Song"less, a.
Destitute of the power of song; without song; as, songless
birds; songless woods.
Songster Song"ster, n. [AS. sangestre a female singer.]
1. One who sings; one skilled in singing; -- not often
applied to human beings.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A singing bird.
SongstressSongstress Song"stress, n. [See Songster, and -ess.]
A woman who sings; a female singing bird. --Thomson.
Undersong Un"der*song`, n.
1. The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain. --Dryden.
2. Accompanying strain; subordinate and underlying meaning;
In the very [poetry] there often an undersong of
sense which none beside the poetic mind . . . can
War songWar War, n. [OE. & AS. werre; akin to OHG. werra scandal,
quarrel, sedition, werran to confound, mix, D. warren, G.
wirren, verwirren, to embroil, confound, disturb, and perhaps
to E. worse; cf. OF. werre war, F. querre, of Teutonic
origin. Cf. Guerrilla, Warrior.]
1. A contest between nations or states, carried on by force,
whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing
wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition
of territory, for obtaining and establishing the
superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any
other purpose; armed conflict of sovereign powers;
declared and open hostilities.
Men will ever distinguish war from mere bloodshed.
Note: As war is the contest of nations or states, it always
implies that such contest is authorized by the monarch
or the sovereign power of the nation. A war begun by
attacking another nation, is called an offensive war,
and such attack is aggressive. War undertaken to repel
invasion, or the attacks of an enemy, is called
2. (Law) A condition of belligerency to be maintained by
physical force. In this sense, levying war against the
sovereign authority is treason.
3. Instruments of war. [Poetic]
His complement of stores, and total war. --Prior.
4. Forces; army. [Poetic]
On their embattled ranks the waves return, And
overwhelm their war. --Milton.
5. The profession of arms; the art of war.
Thou art but a youth, and he is a man of war from
his youth. --1 Sam. xvii.
6. a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an
inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.
``Raised impious war in heaven.' --Milton.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter,
but war was in his heart. --Ps. lv. 21.
Civil war, a war between different sections or parties of
the same country or nation.
Holy war. See under Holy.
Man of war. (Naut.) See in the Vocabulary.
Public war, a war between independent sovereign states.
War cry, a cry or signal used in war; as, the Indian war
War dance, a dance among savages preliminary to going to
war. Among the North American Indians, it is begun by some
distinguished chief, and whoever joins in it thereby
enlists as one of the party engaged in a warlike
War field, a field of war or battle.
War horse, a horse used in war; the horse of a cavalry
soldier; especially, a strong, powerful, spirited horse
for military service; a charger.
War paint, paint put on the face and other parts of the
body by savages, as a token of going to war. ``Wash the
war paint from your faces.' --Longfellow.
War song, a song of or pertaining to war; especially, among
the American Indians, a song at the war dance, full of
incitements to military ardor.
War whoop, a war cry, especially that uttered by the
- in music
, a song is a composition
or voices, performed
. a choral
song may be accompanied
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- the song dynasty
(c 宋朝 , p sòng cháo; wade-giles : sung ch'ao sʊ̂ŋ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯ , ipa was a ruling dynasty
in china between
960 and 1279; it
- bird vocalization includes
both bird calls
and bird songs. in non-technical use, bird songs
are the bird sounds
that are melodious
- one meaning often given
is that of old songs, with no known
that has been transmitted
by a process
- a songwriter
is an individual
song s, also called
a composer. arranged
and played their
own songs, more recently
- singers perform music
(aria s, recitative
s, song s, etc.) that can be sung either
with or without accompaniment
by musical instrument
- the song of songs
of solomon, commonly referred
to as song of songs
(hebrew. שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים. Šîr haŠîrîm, lxx greek. grc , ᾎσμα ᾎσμάτων
- sòng (宋國) was a state during
and autumn period
(770-476 bc). its capital
(商丘). yong of song (宋雍氏)