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一分钟英语: Swan Song

一分钟英语: Swan Song

English in a Minute – Swan Song

Welcome to English in a Minute!

A swan is large, lovely bird.

So, a "swan song" must be something a swan sings. Right?

Swan Song

Jonathan, do you want to go see Nellie Fratelli's Big Band Blowout with me?

Nellie Fratelli? Didn't she retire last year?

I don't think so.

We saw her last show together. She even called it her "Swan Song Soiree."

No, no, no, that was Nellie Fratelli's Frittata Cantata.

A "swan song" is the last performance or piece of work by an actor, athlete or writer.

"Swan song" most commonly refers to celebrated performers giving a special goodbye performance.

And that's English in a Minute.