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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.]


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

[From Calliope.]


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


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the Muse of epic poetry


(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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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


[kəˈlaɪəpɪ] nCalliope f
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