siren call


Definition of siren call

  1. :  something that is very appealing and makes a person want to go somewhere or do something but that may have bad results —often + of They could not resist the siren call of fame and money.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of a group of female and partly human creatures in Greek mythology that lured mariners to destruction by their singing

    :  a woman who sings with enchanting sweetness

    :  temptress

  1. :  resembling that of a siren :  enticing

  1. :  to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance :  shout

    :  to make a request or demand

    :  to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. :  an act of calling with the voice :  shout

    :  an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

    :  an instrument used for calling

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a brief usually trivial fact

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