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

  • noun The Muse of tragedy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In class. myth., originally, the Muse of song and musical harmony, looked upon later as the especial patroness of tragedy.
  • noun A planetoid, the eighteenth in order of discovery, first observed by Professor Hind at London in 1852.

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

  • noun (Class. Myth.) The Muse of tragedy.
  • noun (Astron.) The eighteenth asteroid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology The Muse of tragedy
  • proper noun astronomy 18 Melpomene, the asteroid.

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy

Etymologies

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

[Greek Melpomenē, from feminine present middle participle of melpein, to sing.]

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From Ancient Greek melpesthai (to sing).

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