• synonyms

torch song


a popular song concerned with unhappiness or failure in love.


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Nearby words

torbernite, torc, torch, torch lily, torch singer, torch song, torch syndrome, torchbearer, torcher, torchier, torchiere

Origin of torch song

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for torch song

torch song


a sentimental or romantic popular song, usually sung by a woman
Derived Formstorch singer, noun

Word Origin for torch song

C20: from the phrase to carry a torch for (someone)
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