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Definition of syren
syrenSiren Si"ren, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???: cf. F. sir[`e]ne.]
1. (Class. Myth.) 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.
Next where the sirens dwell you plow the seas; Their
song is death, and makes destruction please. --Pope.
2. An enticing, dangerous woman. --Shak.
3. Something which is insidious or deceptive.
Consumption is a siren. --W. Irving.
4. A mermaid. [Obs.] --Shak.
5. (Zo["o]l.) Any long, slender amphibian of the genus
Siren or family Sirenid[ae], 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.
6. [F. sir[`e]ne, properly, a siren in sense 1.] (Acoustics)
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. [Written
also sirene, and syren.] SyrenSyren Sy"ren, n.
See Siren. [R.]
Meaning of syren from wikipedia
, a Swedish family
(band), a three
piece, all female
(book), the fifth
book in the fantasy Septimus
were an alternative/Rock trio formed
in The United States
by singer-songwriter Erin Bennett
and ex-Rock**** rhythm section Amanda
Håkan Erik Gunnar Syrén
(born 31 January
1952) is a retired officer
of the Swedish Coastal
Artillery/Swedish Amphibious Corps
- Several ships
have been named Syren
for the Sirens
of Gr**** mythology: Syren
(1770 ship) was a snow launched
at the Bombay Dockyard
for the British...
(Luxembourgish: Siren) is a small
town in the commune
of Weiler-la-Tour, in southern
Luxembourg. As of 2001[update], the town had a po****tion of...
is a Swedish
surname. Håkan Syrén
(born 1952) Supreme Commander
of the Swedish Armed Forces
from 1 January
2004 to 25 March
2009; he was the first...
- The siren
suit is a one-piece garment
for the whole
be put on or taken
off, originally designed
for use on the way to, and in, air-raid...
was the longest lived
of all the clipper
ships, with a sailing
life of 68 years
7 months. She sailed
in the San Francisco
trade, in the Far East...
is the fifth
book in the child fantasy Septimus
Sage. It was released
29, 2009 by HarperCollins
- USS Syren
(later Siren) was a brig of the United States
in 1803. She served during
the First Barbary
War and the War of 1812...
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