torch song

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of torch song

: a popular sentimental song of unrequited love

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Origin and Etymology of torch song

from the phrase to carry a torch for (to be in love)


TORCH SONG Defined for English Language Learners

torch song

noun

Definition of torch song for English Language Learners

  • : a very sad or sentimental song about love and romance


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