Associations to the word «Siren»


SIREN, noun. (original sense) (Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.
SIREN, noun. A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device.
SIREN, noun. A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra.
SIREN, noun. A dangerously seductive woman.
SIREN, noun. A common name for salamanders of Siren and Sirenidae.
SIREN, noun. A common name for mammals of Sirenia.
SIREN, verb. To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.
SIREN, adjective. Relating to or like a siren.
SIREN, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Sirenidae   — the sirens.
SIREN CALL, noun. Alternative term for siren song
SIREN SONG, noun. (idiomatic) An enticing but dangerous appeal, especially a misleading one.
SIREN SONG, noun. Alternative form of siren song
SIREN SONGS, noun. Plural of siren song

Dictionary definition

SIREN, noun. A sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived; "Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song".
SIREN, noun. A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.
SIREN, noun. A warning signal that is a loud wailing sound.
SIREN, noun. An acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning.
SIREN, noun. Eellike aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills.

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