from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a song, often sentimental, lamenting an unrequited love; normally sung by a woman
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a popular song with a sentimental theme of unrequited love or other form of unhappiness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a popular song concerned with disappointment in love
From carry a torch for ("harbor feelings for"). (Wiktionary)
She signaled the Bear on bass and said, “A torch song about lost hopes, Skoochums, how ‘bout.