Celebrating the Word of the Day: Siren

[The Black Tail celebrates the word of the day from Anu Garg‘s mailing list – subscribe to his mailing list here A.Word.A.Day]


  1. A beautiful and seductive woman, especially one leading others to disaster
  2. Something attractive that is potentially dangerous.
  3. A device that makes loud sounds, used for warning signals. 

[etymology] After Siren, a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1340.



Screenshots from <Clash of the Gods>, the History Channel


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s