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Sirennoun

(Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.

Yelpnoun

An abrupt, high-pitched noise or utterance.

‘The puppy let out a yelp when I stepped on her tail.’;

Sirennoun

One who sings sweetly and charms.

Yelpnoun

A type of emergency vehicle siren sounding quicker and more intense than the wail.

Sirennoun

A dangerously seductive woman.

Yelpverb

To utter an abrupt, high-pitched noise.

‘The children yelped with delight as they played in the cold water.’;

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Sirennoun

(biology) A member of an order of mammals of Sirenia (first attested in French in Dominique Bouhours, Les entretiens d'Ariste et d'Eugène, 1671).

Yelpverb

To boast.

‘I keep [care] not of armes for to yelpe.’;

Sirennoun

(biology) A member of a genus of aquatic salamanders of the family Sirenidae (originally introduced by Linnaeus, 1766, for a genus of his reptiles), commonly used for all species subsumed under the family of Sirenidae.

Yelpverb

To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.

‘A little herd of England's timorous deer,Mazed with a yelping kennel of French curs?’; ‘At the least flourish of a broomstick or ladle, he would fly to the door with a yelping precipitation.’;

Sirennoun

A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device (first recorded 1879).

Yelpnoun

A sharp, quick cry; a bark.

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Sirennoun

(music) A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra (patented as Acme Siren in 1895).

Yelpnoun

a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)

Sirenverb

To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.

Yelpverb

bark in a high-pitched tone;

‘the puppies yelped’;

Sirenadjective

Relating to or like a siren.

Yelp

Yelp, Inc. develops, hosts, and markets the Yelp.com website and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about businesses.

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Sirennoun

One of three sea nymphs, - or, according to some writers, of two, - said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction.

‘Next where the sirens dwell you plow the seas;Their song is death, and makes destruction please.’;

Sirennoun

An enticing, dangerous woman.

Sirennoun

Something which is insidious or deceptive.

‘Consumption is a siren.’;

Sirennoun

A mermaid.

Sirennoun

Any long, slender amphibian of the genus Siren or family Sirenidæ, destitute of hind legs and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of the Southern United States. The more common species (Siren lacertina) is dull lead-gray in color, and becames two feet long.

Sirennoun

An instrument for producing musical tones and for ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog.

Sirenadjective

Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song.

Sirennoun

a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived;

‘Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song’;

Sirennoun

a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive

Sirennoun

a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound

Sirennoun

an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning

Sirennoun

eel-like aquatic North American salamander with small forelimbs and no hind limbs; have permanent external gills

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