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Noun: siren  sI-run
  1. A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
    - enchantress, temptress, Delilah, femme fatale
  2. A warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
  3. An acoustic device producing a loud (often wailing) sound as a signal or warning
  4. Eel-like aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills
Noun: Siren  sI-run
  1. A sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived
    "Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song"

Derived forms: sirens

Type of: acoustic device, adult female, alarm, alarm system, alarum [archaic], alert, salamander, sea nymph, warning device, warning signal, woman

Part of: genus Siren

Encyclopedia: Siren, WI