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  • n  a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • n  informal group singing of popular songs
  • v  speak, chant, or declaim in a singsong
  • v  move as if accompanied by a singsong
    The porters singsonged the travellers' luggage up the mountain
  • s  uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting
    a singsong manner of speaking

  • The least "literary" of great fiction, they mixed myth and legend with realistic anecdotes of love, family life, singsong girls, bandits, war lords, scholars, intrigue.
  • Some robotic beeps, mechanical chimes and a singsong jingle sufficed.
  • Echoing the sly psychopathy and scary singsong voice of Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Ledger!), Ledger carries in him the deranged threat of a punk star like .
News & Articles

  • Pirates heap high praise on rookie Wacha
    It took an inning or so Monday afternoon for the record PNC Park crowd to harness its enthusiasm for taunting Cardinals rookie right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha. By the second inning, the singsong "Waaaaaa-kaaaa" was ringing pretty well. Pirates hitters, however, struggled to a much greater degree -- almost at a historic level -- to solve Wacha in their 2-1 loss.
    Oct. 8, 2013 - Major League Baseball
Quotes

  • Brian Cox in Scotsman
    He used to make me laugh,says Cox over lunch, before doing a spot-on impression of Martin. "Order! Order! That strange accent he had, the funny Glasgow singsong thing. But I actually thought he was a really sad character. There's no...
  • Pete Doherty in China Daily
    Pete says they used to visit him and have a "few drinkies and crisps" and "a bit of a singsong".
  • Leonard Nimoy in CBS News
    These gentlemen are up there in a fervent, singsong, swaying presentation,Nimoy said. "It was like a revivalist meeting. The entire congregation had their eyes covered. But I was entranced by it."

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