torch song


torch song

noun

: a very sad or sentimental song about love and romance

Full Definition of TORCH SONG

:  a popular sentimental song of unrequited love

Origin of TORCH SONG

from the phrase to carry a torch for (to be in love)
First Known Use: 1930

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