Torch-song definition

A sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited love.
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A sentimental popular song of unrequited or unhappy love.
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A song, often sentimental, lamenting an unrequited love; normally sung by a woman.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
torch-song
Plural:
torch-songs

Origin of torch-song

  • From carry a torch for (“harbor feelings for").

    From Wiktionary