torch song


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torch song

n.
A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.

torch singer n.

torch song

n
(Music, other) a sentimental or romantic popular song, usually sung by a woman
[C20: from the phrase to carry a torch for (someone)]
torch singer n

torch′ song`


n.
a plaintive popular ballad expressing unhappiness in love.
[1925–30, Amer.]
torch′ sing`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torch song - a popular song concerned with disappointment in lovetorch song - a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
Translations

torch song

[ˈtɔːtʃsɒŋ] Ncanción f de amor
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His stunning rendition of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - the torch song from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls - stunned host DeGeneres and her millions of viewers.
Lani, on the other hand, showed off her skills in operatic singing via the aria, 'Queen of the Night,' and waltzed from one vocal register to another in the torch song, 'Broken Vow.
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And he produced the hits of Gerry & The Pacemakers, not least a version of a famous torch song from the 1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel.
The artist formerly known as the voice of an angel confidently joins in the licentious business and shows her talent with a touching torch song in a slow jazz style.
Instead, it's an old fashioned northern soul torch song that is actually pretty decent.
Now, Reinhart is back with the freewheeling jazz ensemble Postmodern Jukebox, doing a '20s torch song rendition of Radiohead's "Creep,'' and it proves everything I said about her back in 2011 was right.
I'll be 90 mph on the highway and out of sight with a torch song on
Gaiman is a natural raconteur with a hypnotic voice and the first half of the show was more chatty, a selection of short stories and songs like modern torch song I Google You, some of which were backed by the excellent FourPlay String Quartet.
And after perverting his music all night, he perversely finishes with a faithful rendition of Western Sky, a torch song of sad, widescreen beauty.
Standout cut is probably thoughtprovoking torch song Sirens, which is Nell Bryden's ode to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on her beloved New York City.
The clowning is abruptly disrupted when she opens her vocal chords to perform an instantly recognizable French torch song from the last century.