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Definitions of siren

  1. eel-like aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An enticing, dangerous woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Something which is insidious or deceptive. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A mermaid. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any long, slender amphibian of the genus Siren or family Sirenidae, destitute of hind legs and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of the Southern United States. The more common species (Siren lacertina) is dull lead-gray in color, and becames two feet long. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An instrument for producing musical tones and for ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One of three sea nymphs, - or, according to some writers, of two, - said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. (myth.) One of certain fabulous nymphs in S. Italy who enticed mariners to destruction by sweet music: a fascinating woman: any one insidious and deceptive: an eel-like, amphibious animal, with only one pair of feet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Fabulous creature who enticed mariners by her song; a fascinating woman; amphibious reptile. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A fabulous sea nymph that lured sailors by song to destruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A fascinating, dangerous woman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A fog horn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A mermaid; one of a class of scanymphs who were fabled to lure the passing sailor to his ruin by the fascination of their music; an cuticing woman; a woman dangerous from her enticing arts; a lizard of an eel-like form; a sirene. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. In anc. myth., the sirens, birds with the faces of virgins, found on the southern coast of Italy, who, by their sweet voices, enticed ashore those who were sailing by, and then killed them; an enticing or alluring woman; an amphibious reptile nearly like an eel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Pertaining to or like a siren: fascinating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Siren. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Pertaining to a siren; bewitching. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Pert. to a siren; bewitching; fascinating. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for siren

  1. Sir Lionel had meant to stay only one night at the Cottage Hotel, but Lynton was beautiful, with a siren beauty, that would not let us go. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  2. I cannot picture you as the victim of a 'society' siren – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
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