Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: siren
IPA transcription: [s'aɪɹən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: siren
    Meaning: eellike aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills
  • Synonyms: siren
    Meaning: an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
  • Synonyms: siren
    Meaning: a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
  • Synonyms: enchantress, temptress, siren, Delilah, femme_fatale
    Meaning: a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
  • Synonyms: Siren
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • More like hearing a siren when you're driving along a street.
  • 'I can't consent to let the song of this Chicago siren waft by me on the summer breeze.
  • The young lady visitor emitted a scream that would have done credit to a factory siren.
  • The miner came next, fevered to delirium, lured by the siren of an elusive yellow goddess.
  • Automobiles and motorcycles came and went; an enormous elephant-coloured armoured automobile, with two red flags flying from the turret, lumbered out with screaming siren.