Calliope definition

kə-līə-pē, kălē-ōp
(gr. myth., person, proper) The Muse of eloquence and epic poetry.
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The Muse of epic poetry.
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A musical instrument fitted with steam whistles, played from a keyboard.
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A keyboard instrument like an organ, having a series of steam whistles.
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A musical organ, consisting of steam whistles played with a keyboard. Often used with merry-go-rounds.
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(Greek mythology) The Muse of eloquence and epic or heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus with Apollo.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calliope
Plural:
calliopes

Origin of calliope

  • Latin Calliopē from Greek Kalliopē kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) ops op- voice wekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Calliope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Ancient Greek Καλλιόπη (Kalliopē, “Calliope, the muse of poetry”), from καλός (kalos, “beautiful”) + ὄψ (ops, “voice”).

    From Wiktionary