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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Muse of epic poetry.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The Muse of eloquence and epic or heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus with Apollo.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Calliopē, from Greek Kalliopē : kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + ops, op-, voice; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

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