Definitions

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

  • noun A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a popular song with a sentimental theme of unrequited love or other form of unhappiness.

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  • noun a song, often sentimental, lamenting an unrequited love; normally sung by a woman

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a popular song concerned with disappointment in love

Etymologies

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From carry a torch for ("harbor feelings for").

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