Origin of swan song
Examples from the Web for swan song
At an age when most actresses are settling into occasional cameos and swan-song performances, Leachman is only accelerating.
It is the swan-song perhaps of the illustrious master, and a great song it indeed is.Verdi: Man and Musician|Frederick James Crowest
It had been her swan-song, she told herself, half-tremulously, half-buoyed by the excitement of it all.Elsie Marley, Honey|Joslyn Gray
Chopin, who sang the swan-song of idealism in surpassingly sweet tones, was by nature unfitted to wrestle with the problem.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for swan song
Idioms and Phrases with swan song
A final accomplishment or performance, one's last work. For example, I'm resigning tomorrow; this project was my swan song. This term alludes to the old belief that swans normally are mute but burst into beautiful song moments before they die. Although the idea is much older, the term was first recorded in English only in 1890.