- Sung of; sung about; praised or glorified in song.
1871, William Morris, The earthly paradise:
- That midst the reverent silence of the town He oft would set upon some singer's brow Than was the conqueror's diadem, blest now By lying priests, soon, bent and bloody, hung Within the thorn by linnets well besung, [...]
1897, University of Virginia, The Virginia spectator:
- O fair midspring, besung so oft and oft, How can I praise thy loveliness enow?