The kids <performed> their original spooky song

wanabee

Senior Member
Japanese
Dear all,

The kids performed their original spooky song for their parents on Halloween.

I made it up. The children actually just "sang" the song, lined up facing the audience, but I'd like to use the term "perform" for a change. Would that work?
 
  • wanabee

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Thank you very much, Thomas!
    Unlike "to sing a song," the phrase "to perform a song" somehow makes me imagine some actions added to singing, such as dancing (at least some rhythmical swinging of your body) or playing musical instruments.
    Could the phrase involve connotations that "to sing a song" don't?
     
    Thank you very much, Thomas!
    Unlike "to sing a song," the phrase "to perform a song" somehow makes me imagine some actions added to singing, such as dancing (at least some rhythmical swinging of your body) or playing musical instruments.
    Could the phrase involve connotations that "to sing a song" don't?
    :tick:Just to back up TT's confirmation, you have understood the extra connotations of "perform" so go and doubt no more. :D
     

    wanabee

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Thank you very much, TT and Dale!
    :tick:Just to back up TT's confirmation, you have understood the extra connotations of "perform" so go and doubt no more. :D
    I've had no doubt about TT's replies. I just secretly wished for some amplification, though;)
     
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