Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An enticing plea or appeal, especially one that is deceptively alluring.

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  • noun idiomatic An enticing but dangerous appeal, especially a misleading one.

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  • noun the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous

Etymologies

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From the songs of the sirens in Greek mythology, whose bewitching song lured mariners to their doom.

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