Definition of singalong in English:



  • 1An informal occasion when people sing together in a group.

    ‘the party got off to a resounding start with a singalong’
    ‘a cheery pub singalong’
    • ‘Like Elton John before him, he has also hooked up with a tunesmith who can turn his sometimes childish lyrics into late-night singalongs.’
    • ‘During his childhood, Martyn's father would gather the family around the piano for singalongs, while his mother's love of Debussy equally inspired the singer from an early age.’
    • ‘Annie also joined in a singalong at her party, which staff organised to celebrate her big day.’
    • ‘The trio head out for a campfire singalong and a fun packed adventure, but can they find the Lost Candy mine?’
    • ‘Her father, uncle and Fats Waller-loving grandmother all nurtured her passion for jazz piano, and family singalongs were a regular event.’
    • ‘No visit to friends is truly complete without a traditional singalong if a piano is present.’
    • ‘When the dreamy washes of French horn, flute and piano suddenly erupt into vast singalongs, the sonic overload is spine-tingling.’
    • ‘Snow Patrol's songs lend themselves to an acoustic format and his rendition of Run prompted a singalong that would have brought a tear to a taxman's eye.’
    • ‘Even when they were filming in remote parts of the Himalayas, ‘there were thousands of people turning up and having family picnics and singalongs and wandering around on the set.’’
    • ‘Balloon races, singalongs and streamers are an essential part of the evening, as are the hundreds of flags waved throughout the performance.’
    • ‘And landlords could see themselves handed large bills for licences and alterations to their pubs just to have a singalong in their bar.’
    • ‘With ushers - that endangered species - showing them to their seats, organ recitals and the occasional singalong, cinemas were not always places of reverent hush.’
    • ‘Spontaneous pub singalongs will NOT be licensable.’
    • ‘He has organised a series of barbecues, team get-togethers and singalongs to be held in the Olympic village square.’
    • ‘Bleeping watches, sweet bag scrunching, out-of-tune singalongs and loud discussion of plot points made this quite a free for all.’
    • ‘Other genres have their own examples of emulation by serious fans, like The Sound of Music singalongs or the many Rocky Horror Picture Show gatherings.’
    • ‘Harry was playing tambourine, with his pals playing guitars and lots of singalongs around the barbecue,’ said an insider.’
    • ‘Wednesday is time for a singalong with musical tots from 11 am to noon, which is for pre-schoolers and their parents.’
    • ‘Although impromptu teenage singalongs can be amusing enough, sometimes the results are rather disturbing.’
    • ‘Alas, no predictable film noir classics with Bette Davis nor a camp singalong to The Sound of Music, but you'd be hard pushed not to find something tantalising in Glasgay!’
    1. 1.1usually as modifier A light popular song or tune to which one can easily sing along in accompaniment.
      ‘an album featuring simple, singalong tunes’
      • ‘Addinsell riffs on a soldiers' singalong song called Hold Your Hat On (Toodle Oodle-oo).’
      • ‘What School Disco largely deals in is not nostalgia, but inoffensive, singalong pop and rock hits, the sort of thing you'd find on your average pub jukebox.’
      • ‘The co-founder of Edmonton's Old Reliable largely sticks to his twangy roots, cranking out a series of singalong ditties with subtle electronic flourishes that noodle just around the edges of each song.’
      • ‘Fred LeBlanc, drummer and most visible front man for the New Orleans-based MOR roots-rock barnstormer Cowboy Mouth, has an undeniable knack for muscular, singalong melodies.’
      • ‘If shiny fixed grins and singalong tunes aren't your cup of tea, give this a wide berth.’
      • ‘In those far-gone misty days (up until the mid-90s, it seems) ‘Irish pop’ was that kind of fast, singalong stuff that the guys with beards played in the dirty pubs no-one goes to anymore.’
      • ‘A smattering of tracks say so, exhibiting a tasty balance between Of Montreal's lyrical world of mystery-flavor-popsicle whimsy and shower singalong ditties.’
      • ‘This night was all about the group's ascension to crossover pop stardom and the sugar-coated singalong anthems that got them there.’
      • ‘All of this vague sorrow and passion would doubtless sound hollow in the hands of lesser artists yet, somehow, even though the songs are ostensibly tackled as singalong stompers, they are recast in reflective, personal shades.’
      • ‘Highlights include the raucously freewheeling, beat heavy ‘Skeleton Key’ and rollicking singalong opener ‘Spanish Main.’’
      • ‘Other DVD extras include a Find Jiminy Cricket game, which rewards success with a short and two singalong songs.’
      • ‘Robo Rat to the Rescue has plenty of singalong songs, puppets and adventures in store - it may not only be the four to eight-year-olds it is aimed at who enjoy the show.’
      • ‘Tristan Parkes's daft singalong songs and Rosie Chambers' woodland set of wood chippings, floorboards and furniture entwined in flora add to the pleasure of Lane and Wass's madly comic double act.’
      • ‘It's one of the few dance floor singalong songs that I don't hate.’
      • ‘Instead, sticking to their anti-formula of catchy singalong anthems, infectious enthusiasm and a resolute lack of pretension, they've not only survived but thrived, routinely selling out major concert-hall tours.’
      • ‘All in all it was an entertaining afternoon full of singalong favourites and rock-solid acting.’
      • ‘Bless these young Boston bruisers for playing with a passion born of a belief that nobody had heard of punk rock until them, and for the ability to write reckless singalong anthems in the process.’
      • ‘Although past their commercial peak, The Charlatans almost always put on a good show with a great mix of classic singalong songs and funky beats.’
      • ‘Amid an array of colourful costumes, fantastical adventures, nursery-rhyme characters, audience participation and a bundle of singalong songs, Beep gets his big wheels turning and saves the day.’
      • ‘Ramjohn, also known as ‘DJ Scobie,’ is using the Japanese karaoke concept to fashion today's Carnival hits into easy-to-follow singalong ditties.’