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Cal·li·o·pe

 (kə-lī′ə-pē′)
n. Greek Mythology
The Muse of epic poetry.

[Latin Calliopē, from Greek Kalliopē : kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + ops, op-, voice; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

cal·li·o·pe

 (kə-lī′ə-pē′, kăl′ē-ōp′)
n.
A musical instrument fitted with steam whistles, played from a keyboard.

[From Calliope.]
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calliope

(kəˈlaɪəpɪ)
n
(Instruments) US and Canadian a steam organ
[C19: after Calliope (literally: beautiful-voiced)]

Calliope

(kəˈlaɪəpɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the Muse of epic poetry
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cal•li•o•pe

(kəˈlaɪ ə pi; for 1 also ˈkæl iˌoʊp)

n.
1. a musical instrument consisting of a set of harsh-sounding steam whistles that are activated by a keyboard.
2. (cap.) the Muse of heroic poetry.
[1855–60, Amer.; < Latin < Greek Kalliópē]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calliope - (Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetryCalliope - (Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.calliope - a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
steam whistle - a whistle in which the sound is produced by steam; usually attached to a steam boiler
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Translations

Calliope

[kəˈlaɪəpɪ] nCalliope f
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Se admitimos essa translatio Apolo/ poesia lirica, a quem poderiamos associar a musa Caliope (19)?
Se inicia el escrito haciendo las remembranzas de Clio, la diosa inspiradora de los historiadores que se encuentran a la busqueda de la verdad en las narrativas de los acontecimientos del pasado, metodicos en el cuidado y acercamiento a las fuentes; se rescata tambien a Caliope, musa de la poesia epica y la elocuencia, para hacer el comparativo con la historia del tiempo presente, vista desde las perspectivas posmodernistas y acercandonos al giro linguistico de la historia.
The 2009 edition amends a prominent misuse of the image of Cha's "mother" from the section "Caliope Epic Poetry": Cha composes this section from the journals of Hyung Soon Huo, which is the name of the actual woman photographed.
Se agradece a los Comites de Fomento y Proteccion Pecuaria de los estados de Guanajuato, Queretaro y San Luis Potosi por la informacion proporcionada sobre casos de rabia, en especial, a los licenciados Caliope Bazaldua Cuellar e Ignacio Amezcua Orozco, y al Dr.
"Queering The Dongella Guerrera." Caliope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Society 12.2 (2006): 93-117.
Alonso, Walters (Cambridge), and Osuna Rodriguez and Sanchez Jimenez, as well as essays in the journal Caliope. With emphasis on Quevedo, see Pozuelos, Olivares, and Walters (Quevedo), again, among others.
This morning the 16-man team set off from HMS Caliope on Gateshead Quayside, to raise PS10,000 for The Rifles Regimental Trust.