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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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.
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When she returns to the stage later for her second torch song, Shaar is able to turn up the comic volume nob with a tune equating her relationship to Beirut's chaotic traffic -- where policemen struggle to direct traffic while other members of the security services routinely blow through red lights.
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.
I thought the campest moment of the show was Rufus covering a Judy Garland torch song, dedicating it to "Liza Minelli.
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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.
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NERINA PALLOT The Assembly, Leamington TORCH song singer and songwriter Nerina Pallot takes to the Warwickshire stage tonight.
of South Florida), "My Man"--sung by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday, Barbara Streisand, and originally by French chanteuse Mistinguett--is the quintessence of the torch song.