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Singing vs. Rapping

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Singing

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist (in jazz and popular music).
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Rapping

Rapping (also rhyming, spitting, emceeing or MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include "content" (what is being said), "flow" (rhythm, rhyme), and "delivery" (cadence, tone).
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Singing

To utter a series of words or sounds in musical tones.
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Rapping

To hit sharply and swiftly; strike
Rapped the table with his fist.
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Singing

To vocalize songs or selections.
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Rapping

To utter sharply
Rap out a complaint.
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Singing

To perform songs or selections as a trained or professional singer.
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Rapping

To criticize or blame.
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Singing

To produce sounds when played
Made the violin sing.
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Rapping

To strike a quick light blow
Rapped on the door.
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Singing

To make melodious sounds
Birds singing outside the window.
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Rapping

(Slang) To discuss something freely and at length.
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Singing

To give or have the effect of melody; lilt.
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Rapping

To perform rap music.
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Singing

To make a high whining, humming, or whistling sound.
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Rapping

To perform as rap music
Lyrics that were rapped.
Rapped the chorus of the song.
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Singing

To be filled with a buzzing or ringing sound.
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Rapping

A quick light blow or knock.
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Singing

To proclaim or extol something in verse.
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Rapping

A knocking or tapping sound.
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Singing

To write poetry.
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Rapping

A reprimand.
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Singing

(Slang) To give information or evidence against someone.
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Rapping

A sentence to serve time in prison.
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Singing

To produce the musical sound of
Sang a love song.
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Rapping

(Slang) A negative quality or characteristic associated with a person or an object.
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Singing

To utter with musical inflections
She sang the message.
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Rapping

(Slang) A talk, conversation, or discussion.
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Singing

To bring to a specified state by singing
Sang the baby to sleep.
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Rapping

A form of popular music developed especially in African American urban communities and characterized by spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics with a strong rhythmic accompaniment.
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Singing

To intone or chant (parts of the Mass, for example).
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Rapping

A composition or performance of such music.
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Singing

To proclaim or extol, especially in verse
Sang his praises.
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Rapping

Present participle of rap
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Singing

A gathering of people for group singing.
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Rapping

The sound of a rap or knock.
During the séance, we heard mysterious rappings on the table.
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Singing

The act of using the voice to produce musical sounds; vocalizing.
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Rapping

(music) Musical speech accompanied by a rhythm, most commonly as part of hip-hop music.
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Singing

(informal) Disclosing information, or giving evidence about another.
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Rapping

Remarkably large; whopping.
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Singing

(US) A gathering for the purpose of singing shape note songs.
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Singing

(music) Smooth and flowing.
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Singing

(of a kettle etc.) Producing a whistling sound due to the escape of steam.
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Singing

Present participle of sing
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Singing

The act of singing vocal music
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Singing

Disclosing information or giving evidence about another
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Singing

Smooth and flowing
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