a popular song concerned with unhappiness or failure in love.
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Origin of torch song
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby torch song
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British Dictionary definitions for torch song
a sentimental or romantic popular song, usually sung by a woman
Derived forms of torch songtorch singer, noun
Word Origin for torch song
C20: from the phrase to carry a torch for (someone)