sing of (someone or something)

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sing of (someone or something)

To tell a story about something or give praise to someone, especially in verse. The poet sings of an epic battle waged centuries ago. The nation still sings of its hero to this very day.
See also: of, sing
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sing of someone or something

to tell about or sing a song about someone or something. The folksinger sang of Paul Bunyan. They all sang of happier times in the past.
See also: of, sing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"Night after night have I sung of him, though I knew him not: night after night have I told his story to the stars, and now I see him.