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antiphonally (Adv.) ANTIPHONAL, relating to antiphons.
antiphony antiphonal chanting or singing.
besung (PaP.) BESING, to celebrate in song.
breathily (Adv.) BREATHY, of the singing voice, having an admixture of the sound of breathing.
breathy of the (singing) voice, having an admixture of the sound of breathing.
cantillate to chant or intone, esp Hebrew scriptures in the Jewish liturgical service.
chiarezza (Ital.) purity, clarity.
choir a band of singers; (verb, Shakesp.) to sing in unison.
choirlike like a choir.
concent (Arch.) a harmony or concord of sounds or voices.
concentus (Arch.) a harmony or concord of sounds or voices.
croony having or being a soft singing style.
descanter one who performs a descant.
discanter one who sings the discant.
ditty a simple song; (verb) to set to music.
jodel (Ger.) to sing or shout changing rapidly from normal to falsetto.
orthian of singing etc, very high-pitched.
overword (Scots) the refrain of a song.
owreword (Scots) the refrain of a song.
portamento (Ital.) in singing, or in the use of the bow, a gradual carrying or lifting of the voice or sound very smoothly from one note to another.
presong before song.
rumbelow a meaningless word, occurring as a refrain in old sea-songs.
singable able to be sung.
singing the act of singing.
singingly (Adv.) SINGING, like a song.
singsong a ballad; jingly verse (verb) to hold a singsong
singsongy having a singsong quality.
solfege (Fr.) a singing exercise using the syllable do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti.
solfeggio a singing exercise using the syllable do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti.
solmization a recital of the notes of the gamut.
songbook a book of songs.
songcraft the art of making songs or verse.
songful disposed to sing; full of song.
songfully (Adv.) SONGFUL, full of song.
songless incapable of singing.
songlessly (Adv.) SONGLESS.
songlike like a song.
songsheet a piece of paper with the words to one or more songs on it.
spinto (Ital.) having dramatic qualities; (noun) a voice having dramatic qualities.
sprechgesang (Ger.) a style of vocal delivery introduced by Schoenberg.
sprechstimme (Ger.) music using the sprechgesang form of vocalization.
tessitura (Ital.) the ordinary range of pitch of a voice or vocal piece of music.
turnagain (Arch.) a refrain.
undersong (Arch.) the burden of a song; the refrain.
yodel (Ger.) to sing or shout changing rapidly from normal to falsetto.
yodle (Ger.) to sing or shout changing rapidly from normal to falsetto.