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calliope


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calliope  \Cal*li"o*pe\  (k[a^]l*l[imac]"[-o]*p[-e]),  n.  [L. 
  Calliope,  Gr  Kallio`ph,  lit,  the  beautiful-voiced;  pref. 
  kalli-  (from  kalo`s  beautiful)  +  'o`ps,  'opo`s,  voice.] 
  1.  (Class.  Myth.)  The  Muse  that  presides  over  eloquence  and 
  heroic  poetry;  mother  of  Orpheus,  and  chief  of  the  nine 
  Muses. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  One  of  the  asteroids.  See  {Solar}. 
 
  3.  A  musical  instrument  consisting  of  a  series  of  steam 
  whistles,  toned  to  the  notes  of  the  scale,  and  played  by 
  keys  arranged  like  those  of  an  organ.  It  is  sometimes 
  attached  to  steamboat  boilers. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  beautiful  species  of  humming  bird  ({Stellula 
  Calliope})  of  California  and  adjacent  regions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Calliope 
  n  1:  (Greek  mythology)  the  Muse  of  epic  poetry  [syn:  {Calliope}] 
  2:  a  musical  instrument  consisting  of  a  series  of  steam 
  whistles  played  from  a  keyboard  [syn:  {steam  organ}] 




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