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

/stɑr ˈspæŋɡəld ˈbænər//stär ˈspaNGɡəld ˈbanər/