Wednesday, 31 July 2013

What is a Swan Song?

The previous post about Times of India's Crest closing down has used the word 'Swan Song.' I am not sure how many of us in India knows meaning of this phrase.

This is what tells us.

1. the last act, appearance, publication, or utterance of a person before retirement or death
2. (Myth & Legend / European Myth & Legend) the song that a dying swan is said to sing


1. A farewell or final appearance, action, or work.
2. The beautiful legendary song sung only once by a swan in its lifetime, as it is dying.

[From the belief that the swan sings as it dies.]

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