song vs work or composition :

song or 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 .

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  • n  a short musical composition with words
    a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • n  a distinctive or characteristic sound
    the song of bullets was in the air
    the song of the wind
    the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead
  • n  the act of singing
    with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates
  • n  the characteristic sound produced by a bird
    a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age
  • n  a very small sum
    he bought it for a song
  • n  the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
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