Definition of swansong noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈswɒnsɒŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːnsɔːŋ//
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the last piece of work produced by an artist, a musician, etc. or the last performance by an actor, athlete, etc. Word Originearly 19th cent.: suggested by German Schwanengesang, a song like that fabled to be sung by a dying swan.