calliope

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A calliope mounted in a wagon

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From the Ancient Greek Καλλιόπη (Kalliópē, Calliope, the muse of poetry), from καλός (kalós, beautiful) + ὄψ (óps, voice).

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calliope (plural calliopes)

  1. A musical organ, consisting of steam whistles played with a keyboard. Often used with merry-go-rounds.

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Italian[edit]

Luscinia calliope.jpg
Calliope, the wonderful operonicon or steam car of the muses, advertising poster, 1874.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Calliope, from Latin Calliopē, from Ancient Greek Καλλιόπη (Kalliópē), Muse of eloquence and epic poetry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kalˈlio̯.pe/, [käl̪ˈl̪io̯pe]
  • Stress: callìope
  • Hyphenation: cal‧lio‧pe

Noun[edit]

calliope f (plural calliopi)

  1. The bird Calliope calliope: Siberian rubythroat
  2. calliope (musical instrument)

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