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A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.
torch singer n.
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(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a plaintive popular ballad expressing unhappiness in love.
torch′ sing`er, n.
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