siren song

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of siren song

: an alluring utterance or appeal; especially : one that is seductive or deceptive

Examples of siren song in a Sentence

  1. the opportunity for fame and fortune is the siren song that has long lured the ambitious to the big city

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First Known Use of siren song

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SIREN SONG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of siren song for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very appealing and makes you want to go somewhere or do something but that may have bad results



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