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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) One of the asteroids. See {Solar}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A beautiful species of humming bird ({Stellula Calliope}) of California and adjacent regions. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Calliópe — CALLIÓPE, es, Gr. Καλλιόπη, ης, (⇒ Tab. X.) des Jupiters und der Mnemosyne Tochter, eine von den neun Musen, Apollod. lib. I. c. 3. §. 1. welche den Namen von καλὸς, schön, und ὂψ, die Stimme, hat, weil sie einen schönen Klang der Stimme hören… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • calliope — (n.) 1858, steam whistle keyboard organ, named for Calliope, ninth and chief muse, presiding over eloquence and epic poetry, from Gk. Kalliope, lit. beautiful voiced, from kalli , combining form of kallos beauty + opos (gen. of *ops) voice,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Calliope — dans la myth. grecque, muse de la Poésie épique, mère de Linos et d Orphée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Calliope — Calliope,   griechischer Mythos: eine der Musen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • calliope — CALLIOPE. sub. fém. Nom de la Muse qui préside à la Poésie Épique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Calliope — [kə lī′ə pē΄; ] for n., often [ kal′ē ōp΄] n. [L < Gr Kalliopē, the beautiful voiced < kallos, beauty + ops, VOICE] 1. Gr. Myth. the Muse of eloquence and epic poetry ☆ 2. [c ] a keyboard instrument like an organ, having a series of steam… …   English World dictionary

  • Calliope — In Greek mythology, Calliope ( beautiful voiced , also spelled Kaliope or Kalliope , in Greek, Καλλιόπη , pronounced in English /kə laɪəpi/ ka LIE oh pee) was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is now best known as Homer …   Wikipedia

  • Calliope — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Calliope (homonymie). Calliope, détail du « sarcophage des Muses », œuvre romaine du IIe siècle ap. J. C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CALLIOPE — I. CALLIOPE una Musarum, Orphei mater, quae Rhetoricae et Herocio carmini praeesse existimatur, a vocis suavitate nomen habens, καλὸς enim bonus est, et ὄψ vox. Virg. in Epigr. Carmina Calliope libris Heroica mandat. Effertur et Calliopea. Virg.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • calliope — cal·lì·o·pe s.f. TS nome comune di vari uccelli del genere Luscinia {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1930. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. (Luscinia) calliŏpe, da Calliope, gr. Kalliópē, nome della musa della poesia …   Dizionario italiano

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