Swan song

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Swan song

Postby Ryan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:42 am

â–ª Swan song: The last performance or piece of work that a musician, author, composer, artist, etc gives, writes, paints, etc before their death or retirement.

Derived from the legend that a swan is mute until moments before death during which it sings a beautiful song, a swan song is an action ending something epic.

Ex) After the concert, they said they would never perform together again. That concert was their swan song.
Ex) It was the team's swan song to end their season by winning the championship.
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Re: Swan song

Postby foxmetrics » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:54 pm

Thanks for sharing this great info.
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Re: Swan song

Postby RobertWhite » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:24 pm

Thanks!
An interesting fact! :)
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