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    to burst into song

    Hello everbody!

    I don't really understand the meaning of the expression to burst into song.
    I have this example:

    As soon as the singer came on stage he burst into song

    Does it just mean to start singing?
    Does it also have a figurative meaning?
    In which kind of situations can it be used?

    I will be glad if you could help me with this.

    Thank you

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    Re: to burst into song

    He started singing with a sudden emotional force.
    "He burst out laughing" or "he burst into tears."

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