Definition of Lorelei

1. Noun. A Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction.

Generic synonyms: Siren



Definition of Lorelei

1. Noun. A siren; a temptress. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lorelei

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lordotic
lordotic albuminuria
lordotic pelvis
lords
lords-and-ladies
lords and ladies
lords spiritual
lords temporal
lordship
lordships
lordy
lore
loreal
lorel
lorelei (current term)
loreleis
lorels
lorem ipsum
lorem ipsums
loremaster
loremasters
lorentz force
lorentz gas
lorentz ionisation
lorenzenite
lores
loresman
loresmen
lorette

Literary usage of Lorelei

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1. The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain (1899)
"There is a song called "The lorelei." Germany is rich in folk-songs, ... And I will refresh the reader's memory by printing the legend of the lorelei, too. ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"THE lorelei I KNOW not whence it rises. This thought so full of woe; But a tale of times departed Haunts me, and will not go. The air is cool, ..."

3. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"I believe that the billows springing The boat and the boatman drown; And that this, with her magical singing, The lorelei has done. ..."

4. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Virgil, Charles Anthon, C. Knipe, New York (State). Banking Dept, Emerson Willard Keyes, Mark Twain, Claire Giannini Hoffman (1907)
"There is a song called "The lorelei." Germany is rich in folk-songs, ... And I will refresh the reader's memory by printing the legend of the lorelei, too. ..."

5. The Rhine by Halford John Mackinder (1908)
"Here and there a precipice rises from the water's edge, as at the famous lorelei, and gives no chance for cultivation. At the foot of the lorelei the water ..."

6. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"There is a song called "The lorelei." Germany is rich in folk-songs, ... And I will refresh the reader's memory by printing the legend of the lorelei, too. ..."

7. Verses Along the Way by Mary Elizabeth Blake (1890)
"WITH A PICTURE OF lorelei. You do not sit, a smiling fate, Weaving a sweet but cruel song, Watching meanwhile, till soon or late Your ill-starred victim ..."

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