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English definition of “siren”


noun [C]  /ˈsɑɪ·rən/ us  

siren noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that makes a loud warning noise: The terrible wail of sirens signaled a disaster.

siren noun [C] (WOMAN)

(in ancient Greek literature) a creature who was half woman and half bird, whose singing brought ships into dangerous waters
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