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siren

noun [C] uk   /ˈsaɪə.rən/  us   /ˈsaɪr.ən/

siren noun [C] (DEVICE)

C2 a device for making a loud warning noise: police sirens When the air raid siren went off people ran to their shelters.
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siren noun [C] (WOMAN)

(in ancient Greek literature) one of the creatures who were half woman and half bird, whose beautiful singing encouraged sailors to sail into dangerous waters where they died a woman who is considered to be very attractive, but also dangerous
Translations of “siren”
in Arabic صُفّارة الإنْذار…
in Korean 사이렌…
in Malaysian siren…
in French sirène…
in Turkish siren, (ambulans, itfaiye vb.) ikaz düdüğü…
in Italian sirena…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝置, 警報器,汽笛…
in Russian сирена…
in Polish syrena…
in Vietnamese còi báo động…
in Spanish sirena…
in Portuguese sirene…
in Thai เสียงหวอ…
in German die Sirene…
in Catalan sirena…
in Japanese サイレン…
in Indonesian sirine…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装置, 警报器,汽笛…
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