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Star-Spangled Banner, The

noun
2.
(italics) the national anthem of the United States of America, based on a poem written by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, and set by him to the melody of the English song To Anacreon in Heaven: officially adopted by the U.S. Congress in 1931.
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Star-Spangled Banner

noun the Star-Spangled Banner
1.
the national anthem of the United States of America
2.
another term for the Stars and Stripes
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