from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The Muse of tragedy.
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- proper n. The Muse of tragedy
- proper n. 18 Melpomene, the asteroid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Muse of tragedy.
- n. The eighteenth asteroid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In class. myth., originally, the Muse of song and musical harmony, looked upon later as the especial patroness of tragedy.
- n. A planetoid, the eighteenth in order of discovery, first observed by Professor Hind at London in 1852.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy
Melpomene; upon which the boaster of beauty, the moment he heard the word Melpomene, addresses the toast-master, "Oh! ho!
For hath not Herodotus (a man for his time, most skilfull and iudicial in Cosmographie, who writ aboue 2000. yeeres ago) in his 4. booke called Melpomene, signified vnto the
There was, for instance, a muse of tragedy, called Melpomene, a muse of the dance, Terpsichore, and so on through the nine arts.
Melpomene, which is a heathen custom and not to be tolerated here.
All the information that my mother could obtain was, that the ship's company of the Druid had been turned over to another frigate called the Melpomene, the former having been declared not seaworthy, and in consequence condemned and broken up at Port Royal.
For hath not Herodotus (a man for his time, most skilfull and iudicial in Cosmographie, who writ aboue 2000. yeeres ago) in his 4. booke called Melpomene, signified vnto the Portugales in plaine termes; that Africa, except the small Isthmus between the Arabian gulfe and the
The Fourth Book of the Histories, called Melpomene
Not knowing the name of this courageous runner whose entry they had denied, the organizers called her 'Melpomene', after the Greek muse of Tragedy.
"Melpomene," said the Lady Florence to her new slave, who was now kneeling on the love furs, "when you were a free woman and dared to steal my silk slave for your pleasure, did you kiss him?"
"Melpomene," said the Lady Florence, "you understand that you are now no longer a free woman but only a slut of a slave."