Crossword clues for deirdre
alt. 1 (context Irish mythology English) The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Fedlimid mac Daill. At birth, Cathbad foretold that she would be very beautiful, but that kings and lords would go to war over her. She committed suicide. 2 (given name female from=Irish). 3 A beautiful, but suicidal woman. n. 1 (context Irish mythology English) The foremost tragic heroine in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Daughter of Fedlimid mac Daill. At birth, Cathbad foretold that she would be very beautiful, but that kings and lords would go to war over her. She committed suicide. 2 (given name female from=Irish). 3 A beautiful, but suicidal woman.
Deirdre (Irish pronunciation: ; Old Irish: Derdriu ) is the foremost tragic heroine in Irish legend and probably its best-known figure in modern times. She is known by the epithet "Deirdre of the Sorrows" . Her story is part of the Ulster Cycle, the best-known stories of pre-Christian Ireland.
"Deirdre" is a song written by Bruce Johnston and Brian Wilson for American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1970 album Sunflower and subsequently as the B-side of the "Long Promised Road" single. The single never charted in the US or the UK. When asked about the song in 2013, Johnston elaborated:
In 1977, Johnston rerecorded the song for his solo album Going Public.
Deirdre is a tragic heroine in Irish mythology.
Deirdre may also refer to:
- "Deirdre" (song), a song by the Beach Boys
- Dierdre (artist), world fusion artist Dierdre Dubois, former frontwoman of Ekova
- LÉ Deirdre (P20), a ship in the Irish Naval Service
Usage examples of "deirdre".
Down the table, Deirdre put down her fork with a trembling hand, staring at her husband with a beseeching expression.
He propped himself up higher on the pillows and waited until the man walked into the room moments after Deirdre closed the front door behind her.
He raised his hand to strike her again but Deirdre intercepted the blow.
He was screaming at Deirdre now, trying his best to make her let go of his arm.
A moment later Deirdre appeared through it with a bright smile in place.
The sight of Deirdre Prescott caused him to quickly take his feet off the battered old desk and rise.
When Deirdre smiled, in effect accepting her explanation, she let out a sigh of relief.
Abby in the lead and Deirdre following behind holding the end of the long skirt off the floor.
Amos kissed her on the cheek and took his seat beside Deirdre on the front pew.
Only Deirdre and Amos were pleased, smiling at each other as Kane walked up to the altar.
True, Deirdre was mentioned once or twice, but in such general terms that she learned nothing more than she already knew.
At dinner she told her brother that Deirdre had telephoned that morning.
She shot Deirdre a furious look and then turned her eyes on her brother.
From then on he kept the conversation in his own hands, not giving Deirdre much chance to make any more spiteful remarks, talking about a hundred and one topics with an ease Polly envied.
Professor and his Deirdre, obviously having a leisurely chat before she left the house.