Definitions

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

  • noun Greek Mythology The Muse of history.
  • noun A statuette awarded annually for outstanding achievement in radio and television advertising.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In astronomy, asteroid 84, discovered by Luther in 1865.
  • noun In classical mythology, the muse who sings of glorious actions; specifically, the Muse of History.
  • noun [NL.] In zoology, a generic name for pteropods, variously used: A genus of thecosomatous pteropods, now generally called Cleodora (which see). Brown, 1756; Linnæus, 1767; Pelsener, 1887.
  • noun A genus of gymnosomatous pteropods, founded by O. F. Müller in 1776, now generally called Clione, and typical of the family Cliidæ (or Clionidæ).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over history.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The Muse of history and heroic poetry.
  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun A model of car by manufacturer Renault.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) the Muse of history

Etymologies

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

[Latin Clīō, from Greek Kleiō, from kleiein, to tell; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the Ancient Greek kleein, (to make famous, celebrate)

Examples

  • (Clio is the muse of history, and her measurements, I’m led to believe, are va-va-voom stuff when she lets down her hair and takes off those glasses.)

    I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention

  • (Clio is the muse of history, and her measurements, I’m led to believe, are va-va-voom stuff when she lets down her hair and takes off those glasses.)

    I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention

  • (Clio is the muse of history, and her measurements, I’m led to believe, are va-va-voom stuff when she lets down her hair and takes off those glasses.)

    I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention

  • Mr. Clio is taking out a loan because "Our compromised healthcare system is proving incapable of meeting the healthcare needs of one of my kids".

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Everything that Tara despised about her home was glowing and warm - looking like an advertisement for low mortgage rates or pest control, and such a depressing show she had to call Clio and tell her about it.

    ‘Ravens’

  • Not many average people know there are Academy Awards for advertisers - they are known as the Clio Awards.

    The Clio Awards...

  • [7] In 1754 he bought a "fellow" for £40.5, another named Jack for £52.5 and a woman called Clio for £50.

    George Washington: Farmer

  • The young lady called Clio remarked in a quiet undertone: "Five people and two dogs to fetch down one old woman with a pipe."

    The Refugees

  • [7] In 1754 he bought a “fellow” for L40.5, another named Jack for L52.5 and a woman called Clio for L50.

    George Washington Farmer

  • In the college there was a literary club, consisting of the graduates and professors, and still known as The Clio-Sophic Society.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr

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