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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.]
A musical instrument fitted with steam whistles, played from a keyboard.
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(Instruments) US and Canadian a steam organ
[C19: after Calliope (literally: beautiful-voiced)]
(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)
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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|Noun||1.||Calliope - (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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