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CALLIOPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Calliope mean? 

CALLIOPE (noun)
  The noun CALLIOPE has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
2. a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard

  Familiarity information: CALLIOPE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CALLIOPE (noun)


Sense 1Calliope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Muse (in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


Sense 2calliope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

steam organ; calliope

Hypernyms ("calliope" is a kind of...):

instrument; musical instrument (any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds)

Meronyms (parts of "calliope"):

steam whistle (a whistle in which the sound is produced by steam; usually attached to a steam boiler)


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