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"siren" in British English

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sirennoun [C]

uk   /ˈsaɪə.rən/  us   /ˈsaɪr.ən/
  • siren noun [C] (WOMAN)

(in ​ancientGreekliterature) one of the ​creatures who were ​half woman and ​halfbird, whose ​beautifulsingingencouragedsailors to ​sail into ​dangerouswaters where they ​died a woman who is ​considered to be very ​attractive, but also ​dangerous
(Definition of siren from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"siren" in American English

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sirennoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·rən/
  • siren noun [C] (DEVICE)

a ​device that makes a ​loudwarningnoise: The ​terriblewail of sirens ​signaled a ​disaster.
  • siren noun [C] (WOMAN)

(in ​ancient Greek ​literature) a ​creature who was ​half woman and ​halfbird, whose ​singingbroughtships into ​dangerouswaters
(Definition of siren from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “siren”
in Korean 사이렌…
in Arabic صُفّارة الإنْذار…
in Malaysian siren…
in French sirène…
in Russian сирена…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 警報器,汽笛…
in Italian sirena…
in Turkish siren, (ambulans, itfaiye vb.) ikaz düdüğü…
in Polish syrena…
in Spanish sirena…
in Vietnamese còi báo động…
in Portuguese sirene…
in Thai เสียงหวอ…
in German die Sirene…
in Catalan sirena…
in Japanese サイレン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 警报器,汽笛…
in Indonesian sirine…
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