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noun [countable]     siren pronunciation in British English
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  1. 2
    a creature in ancient Greek stories that sang to sailors in order to make them sail towards rocks and crash
    1. a.
      mainly journalism a beautiful but dangerous woman
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Sirens were generally described as a combination of woman and bird. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus orders his men to tie him to the mast so he can hear the Sirens’ song and not die.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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