Synonyms & Antonyms

"So Many Words"



Sing along with this synonym and antonym rap song to learn when and how to use synonyms and antonyms. Synonyms say the same thing again and again. Antonyms don’t mean the same thing - they mean the opposite. You can use synonyms when you want to describe something but don’t want to use the same word over and over again, lest you get boring and repetitive. Use an antonym when you want to describe the opposite of something, like day and night.





Uh-huh...listen,
Do you know about the synonyms?
They say the same thing again and again, again.
They use different words with the same meaning,
They might appear in the twilight or evening.
Don't be fearful, don't be scared,
You should be happy and glad they're here.
Their team is so large, I'm not lying,
Big, and gigantic like a giant or a titan.

Use synonyms when you're writing,
Scribbling, scrawling, jotting, noting.
They're hoping, they're wishing, praying,
That you'll use them instead of saying
The same thing with the same words.
The same thing with the same words.
Their names are printed in the thesaurus,
So look around that book and explore it!

Synonym, then it means the same,
So many words, what's in name?
Antonym, then it means the opposite,
So many words that you have got to get. (x2)


Uh-huh...look,
Another group, they're known as antonyms,
They're my enemy, nah we can't be friends.
The don't mean the same thing, they mean the opposite,
They pick it up when I'm dropping it.
Whenever I feel good, they feel bad,
Whenever I'm permanent, they're just a fad.
When they come around - I'm up, they're down,
I'm flying though the sky, they're digging underground.

They're brilliant, when I feel stupid,
They're useful, when I am useless.
The far to my near, the slow to my fast,
Bravery to my fear, the first to my last.
Shoot, I guess day needs night,
Synonyms need antonyms, they don't need to fight.
So now you know about these groups, aight?
You should use both of 'em when you write... right?

Synonym, then it means the same,
So many words, what's in name?
Antonym, then it means the opposite,
So many words that you have got to get. (x2)

A synonym is a word or phrase that means the same thing, or almost the same thing, as another word or phrase. This verse contain lots of synonyms. When you are writing, using synonyms can help you avoid repetitive language.

You can also use synonyms to get at more specific shades of meaning. If something is not just good , but very very good , you might use a stronger synonym like magnificent , rather than racking up the verys.

Twilight


Evening is one synonym for twilight. Other synonyms for twilight include dusk, nightfall, afterglow and gloaming.

Fearful


Don't be fearful! There are lots of synonyms for scared: afraid, horrified, nervous, intimidated. Depending on how scared you are, you can pick the word with the appropriate intensity. What is the different between being worried and being petrified?

Happy


There are plenty of synonyms for happy: Glad, joyful, upbeat, convivial and blissful.

Sooo big!


You've probably played this game with a little tot: "How big is the baby?" "Sooooo big!" Well if you want to spruce up the wee one's vocabulary, you could also say, "Sooo... enormous, gargantuan, humongous, immense, prodigious or walloping!"

Writing


Scribbling, scrawling, jotting and noting are all synonyms for writing. Can you pen any others?

Wishing and praying


Have you ever wished, prayed or hoped for a better vocabulary? Well concentrate and focus on this song, and your vocabulary wishes will come true.

Synonyms live in the thesaurus.


You can find synonyms for words in a thesaurus. It works like a dictionary: just look up the word and you'll find a list of synonyms. And like dictionaries, you can find many thesauruses online. Double check the definitions of the words you find in a thesaurus, though. Sometimes the words you find will be related, but not mean exactly the same thing. For instance, enormous would be listed as a synonym for big, but it is a very specific type of big.
Antonyms are the opposite of synonyms. An antonym has the opposite meaning of a word. So the word "antonym" is the antonym of "synonym." Whoa.

You can also find antonyms in a thesaurus.

Can you find the antonym of enemy in this line?
What is the antonym of "same thing" in the song?

The antonym of "pick it up" is "dropping it." Antonyms are opposites.


Bad is just one antonym of good. Can you think of other more descriptive antonyms of good?

Permanent is the antonym of fad. What are some things that are permanent? What are some fads?

If you want to teach antonyms to your little brother, start with up and down. Grover from Sesame Street knows all about these antonyms.


Sky and underground are antonyms. What is the antonym of mountain? How about winter?
Can you find all the examples of antonyms in this verse?
What is a synonym?
A word or phrase that means the same thing, or almost the same thing, as another word or phrase.
What is an antonym?
A word that has the opposite meaning of another word.
Where can you look up the synonyms and antonyms of words?
In a thesaurus
Big and gigantic are synonyms for what word?
Large
Scribbling, scrawling, jotting and noting are all more complicated synonyms for what word?
Writing
What is the antonym of friend?
Enemy
What is the antonym of up?
Down
What is the antonym of the word synonym?
Antonym

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