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What does "Siren" mean?

Definition

(a.) Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song (n.) A mermaid (n.) An enticing, dangerous woman (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) Something which is insidious or deceptive


Synonyms delilah, femme fatale, temptress, enchantress


Example: "Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song"


Word Family sirens