Siren vs Revving - What's the difference?

siren | revving |

As a verb revving is


As a noun revving is

the act by which an engine is revved.



(wikipedia siren)

Alternative forms

* sirene (dated or archaic)


  • (original sense ) (Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.
  • A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device.
  • A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra.
  • A dangerously seductive woman.
  • A common name for salamanders of Siren and Sirenidae.
  • A common name for mammals of Sirenia .
  • Derived terms

    * siren song * sirenian * sirenic


    (en verb)
  • To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.
  • Adjective

  • Relating to or like a siren.
  • Synonyms

    * bewitching * enchanting * enticing * sirenic




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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which an engine is revved.
  • * 1954 , Anthony Mann, Where God Laughed: The Sudan Today (page 88)
  • after doing the last sixty miles in third gear, with frequent revvings in neutral to keep the engine going.