Definition of 'nursery rhyme'
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With his voice kept in condition by singing loads of nursery rhymes, those concerts will be a doddle. The Sun (2016)One of the last things she was able to do, in fact, was to sing nursery rhymes with her granddaughter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With such a restricted musical language his ideal subjects should be train timetables or nursery rhymes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Hide under the duvet singing nursery rhymes to yourself? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the lyrics were like a nursery rhyme. The Sun (2008) Sing well-known nursery rhymes or pop songs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Everyone writes down the name of a song or nursery rhyme that all players can sing and puts the suggestions into a hat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet all of these nursery rhyme characters can be traced into history, albeit tentatively. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Until recently it was known happily to Americans only from nursery rhymes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Simple songs: we call it nursery rhymes for adults. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As with nursery rhymes, it leaves the speaking voice no freedom to improvise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A nursery rhymes record will definitely come in handy over the next six years. The Sun (2012)Remember the old nursery rhyme? Times, Sunday Times (2008)A sometimes unsettling explanation of our nation's nursery rhymes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)M&S's toy laptop has mirrors, and plays nursery rhymes and other musical sounds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Stories ran about her for months in the national press and poems and nursery rhymes echoed around the North East about her. The Sun (2015)There has been the odd moment when I have been speaking to clients with nursery rhymes playing in the background but it has all worked out. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'nursery rhyme'
British English: nursery rhyme /ˈnɜːsərɪ raɪm/ NOUN
A nursery rhyme is a traditional poem or song for young children.
- American English: nursery rhyme
- Arabic: أُغْنِيَةٌ لِلْأَطْفَالِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: canção infantil
- Chinese: 童谣
- Croatian: pjesmica za malu djecu
- Czech: říkanka
- Danish: børnerim
- Dutch: kinderliedje
- European Spanish: canción infantil
- Finnish: lastenloru
- French: comptine
- German: Kinderreim
- Greek: παιδικό τραγούδι
- Italian: filastrocca
- Japanese: 伝承童謡
- Korean: 동요
- Norwegian: barneregle
- Polish: wierszyk dla dzieci
- European Portuguese: canção infantil
- Romanian: povești pentru copii
- Russian: детские стихи
- Spanish: canción infantil
- Swedish: barnvisa
- Thai: กลอนหรือเพลงง่ายๆ สำหรับเด็ก
- Turkish: çocuk şarkıları
- Ukrainian: дитячий віршик
- Vietnamese: bài hát mẫu giáo
Definition of nursery rhyme from the Collins English Dictionary
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