torch song

torch song
noun Etymology: from the phrase to carry a torch for (to be in love) Date: 1930 a popular sentimental song of unrequited love

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • torch song — noun a popular song concerned with disappointment in love • Hypernyms: ↑song, ↑vocal * * * noun Etymology: from the phrase carry a torch : a popular sentimental song of unrequited love * * * a popular song concerned with unhappiness or …   Useful english dictionary

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  • torch song — /ˈtɔtʃ sɒŋ/ (say tawch song) noun a moody, romantic song, popular in the 1930s, sung by a woman singer, especially in a nightclub. {from the expression carry a torch for someone} –torch singer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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