swan song

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swan song

1. A farewell or final appearance, action, or work.
2. The beautiful legendary song sung only once by a swan in its lifetime, as it is dying.

[From the belief that the swan sings as it dies.]
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swan song



1. the last act, appearance, publication, or utterance of a person before retirement or death
2. (European Myth & Legend) the song that a dying swan is said to sing
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

swan′ song`

a final act or farewell appearance.
[1825–35; so called from the belief that the dying swan sings]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swan song - a final performance or effort (especially before retirement)swan song - a final performance or effort (especially before retirement)
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
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labutí píseň
שירת הברבור
svanasöngursvanasöngur; síîasta verk listamanns
canção do cisne
labutia pieseň
son eser

swan song

n (fig) → canto del cigno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(swon) noun
a large, usually white, water-bird of the duck family, with a long graceful neck.
swan song
the last work or performance of eg a poet, musician etc before his death or retirement.
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