Definition of Star-Spangled Banner in US English:

Star-Spangled Banner

proper noun

  • The US national anthem, officially adopted in 1931. The words were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key as a poem originally titled “Defence of Fort M'Henry” and were later put to a tune adapted from a popular English drinking song, “To Anacreon in Heaven.”.


Star-Spangled Banner

/stär ˈspaNGɡəld ˈbanər//stɑr ˈspæŋɡəld ˈbænər/