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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived. Also: A piece of equipment that makes very loud warning sounds, used on police cars, fire engines etc.

Usage examples (34)
  • I heard police sirens in the distance.
  • Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the siren's fatal song
  • The siren is another name for mermaids who lure sailors to their deaths upon the rocks of the tumultuous ocean.
  • If the siren is still included on Starbucks products today it is in the form of this new, not so improved logo. for more
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