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siren

si·ren

siren

 
 
pronunciation:
saI rn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) in Greek mythology and The Odyssey, one of a group of sea nymphs who lure sailors to death on rocky coasts by their seductive singing.
Beware the Sirens' song!
similar words:
Circe, enchantress, Lorelei, mermaid, naiad, nymph, seductress, temptress, witch
definition 2: any seductive woman who tempts or beguiles men.
He collected photographs of his favorite film sirens of the 1930s.
synonyms:
enchantress, seductress, temptress, vamp, witch
similar words:
beauty, Circe, goddess, sorceress
definition 3: a warning device that produces a loud, piercing noise, used esp. in firehouses and on police or emergency vehicles.
The screaming siren of the ambulance woke up the household.
similar words:
alarm, bell, horn, signal, tocsin, warning
definition 4: any of several amphibious eel-shaped salamanders lacking hind legs.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, produced by, or like a siren.
synonyms:
warning
similar words:
cautioning, signal
definition 2: seductive or tempting, esp. dangerously so.
synonyms:
alluring, beguiling, bewitching, seductive, spellbinding
similar words:
captivating, charming, come-hither, enchanting, erotic, fascinating, mesmerizing, tantalizing, tempting
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