Definition of The star-spangled banner

1. Noun. A poem written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 was set to music and adopted by Congress in 1931 as the national anthem of the United States.

Generic synonyms: National Anthem

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Lexicographical Neighbors of The Star-spangled Banner

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunter
The Little Giant
The Loop
The Lord
The Lord's Anointed
The Mall
The March King
The Midlands
The Netherlands
The Olgas
The Queen City
The Rock
The Sailor King
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Strip
The Troubles
The Virgin

Literary usage of The star-spangled banner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1881)
"the star-spangled banner. IN order that all our readers may understand the frontispiece this month, we copy below, from The American Historical Record, ..."

2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"the star-spangled banner By FRANCIS SCOTT KEY [When the British fleet in 1814 approached Fort McHenry at Baltimore, Francis Scott Key was on board. ..."

3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1898)
""the star-spangled banner." CONTRIBUTED BY MRS. REBECCA LLOYD SHIPPEN. [The following extract from a letter of the late Hon. Roger B. Taney, Chief-Justice ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"'The Star-Spangled Banner' was composed by one of the best of the American types. ... He wrote 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in a burst of inspiration. ..."

5. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient Richard Garnett, Leon i.e. Alexandre Le'on Valle'e, Léon Vallée, Alois Leonhard Brandl by Richard Garnett, Leon i.e. Alexandre Le'on Valle'e, Léon Vallée, Alois Leonhard Brandl (1899)
"the star-spangled banner. BT FRANCIS SCOTT KEY. [1780-1843.] OH, say, can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last ..."

6. The Story of Our National Ballads by C. A. Browne (1919)
"... with its younger rival of 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner," and was played on every ship of Uncle Sam's Navy, when the colors were lowered at sunset. ..."

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