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, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???: cf. F. sir[`e]ne.]
1. (Class. Myth.) 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.
2. An enticing, dangerous woman. --Shak.
3. Something which is insidious or deceptive.
Consumption is a siren. --W. Irving.
4. A mermaid. [Obs.] --Shak.
5. (Zo["o]l.) Any long, slender amphibian of the genus
or family Sirenid[ae]
, 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
) is dull lead-gray in color, and
becames two feet long.
6. [F. sir[`e]ne, properly, a siren in sense 1.] (Acoustics)
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. [Written
, and syren