siren: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sī'run), [key]
- one of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing.
- a seductively beautiful or charming woman, esp. one who beguiles men: a siren of the silver screen.
- an acoustical instrument for producing musical tones, consisting essentially of a disk pierced with holes arranged equidistantly in a circle, rotated over a jet or stream of compressed air, steam, or the like, so that the stream is alternately interrupted and allowed to pass.
- an implement of this kind used as a whistle, fog signal, or warning device.
- any of several aquatic, eellike salamanders of the family Sirenidae, having permanent external gills, small forelimbs, and no posterior limbs.
- of or like a siren.
- seductive or tempting, esp. dangerously or harmfully: the siren call of adventure.
- to go with the siren sounding, as a fire engine.
- to allure in the manner of a siren.
- siren (Thesaurus)
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