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Meaning of calliope

cal•li•o•pe

Pronunciation: (ku-lī'u-pē for 1 also kal'ē-ōp&sec), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda musical instrument consisting of a set of harsh-sounding steam whistles that are activated by a keyboard.
  2. (cap.) the Muse of heroic poetry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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