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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