auld lang syne


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auld lang syne

 (ôld′ lăng zīn′, sīn′)
n.
The times gone past; the good old days.

[Scots : auld, old + lang, long + syne, since.]

auld lang syne

(ˈɔːld læŋ ˈsəɪn; ˈsaɪn; ˈzaɪn)
n
old times; times past, esp those remembered with affection or nostalgia
[Scottish, literally: old long since]

auld lang syne

(ˈɔld læŋ ˈzaɪn, ˈsaɪn)

n.
fondly remembered times.
[Scot: literally, old long since, i.e., old long-ago (days)]
References in classic literature ?
She wore her hair now in an enormous pompador and had discarded the blue ribbon bows of auld lang syne, but her face was as freckled, her nose as snubbed, and her mouth and smiles as wide as ever.
We'll `tak a cup o' kindness yet for auld lang syne.
I fear you are out at elbows; but we must see to that for auld lang syne, as once we sang at suppers.
And you needn't Mr Venus be your black bottle, For surely I'll be mine, And we'll take a glass with a slice of lemon in it to which you're partial, For auld lang syne.
BREAKFAST TV host Piers Morgan was branded a "numptie" after he described Auld Lang Syne as an "English anthem".
Roy Roger gave the vote of thanks and the evening ended with the company singing Auld Lang Syne.
CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
We sing Auld Lang Syne once a year, so can't be blamed for always forgetting the words.
org/features/the-history-and-words-of-auld-lang-syne) Auld Lang Syne .
And to keep viewers in the spirit of the night there is also is a countdown to Big Ben at midnight, followed by a traditional rendition of Auld Lang Syne, with the pipes and drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.
Over 1,200 singers from around the world have composed an international singalong of Robert Burns' Auld Lang Syne to commemorate the Bard's birthday.
Freedom Come All Ye is a difficult song and Auld Lang Syne is so globally established as a song of parting it would be hard to claim it as a national anthem now.