song vs work or composition : Common Errors in English

About song vs work or composition

When you’re writing that cultural event report based on last night’s symphony concert, don’t call the music performed “songs.’songs are strictly pieces of music which are sung—by singers. Instrumental numbers may be called “works,” “compositions,” or even “pieces.” Be careful, though: a single piece may have several different movements; and it would be wrong to refer to the Adagio of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as a “piece.” It’s just a piece of a piece.See also .

song Meaning(s)

  • (n) a short musical composition with words
  • (n) a distinctive or characteristic sound
  • (n) the act of singing
  • (n) the characteristic sound produced by a bird
  • (n) a very small sum
  • (n) the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

song in News

  1. Song, Pravecek top Nebraska finishers

    Sean Song and Sarah Jo Pravecek of Omaha were the top finishers Tuesday in the ArborLinks PGA Junior Series 36-hole tournament.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. Brenda Song and Trace Cyrus Back Together? Exes Spotted Together in Studio City—See the Pic!

    Looks like Brenda Song and Trace Cyrus may be reigniting their romance flame. The exes were spotted together in Studio City, Calif., where they were snapped buying snacks and...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: E! Online

  3. Song of the Day – Free Trip Tuesdays

    Tuesday’s Song of the Day is for FREE TRIP TUESDAYS. This week’s trip is to INDIANAPOLIS, IN You must register...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

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