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torch song


noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for torch song

torch song


noun

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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