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calliope

noun cal·li·ope \kə-ˈlī-ə-(ˌ)pē, in sense 2 also ˈka-lē-ˌōp\

Definition of CALLIOPE

1
capitalized :  the Greek Muse of heroic poetry
2
:  a keyboard musical instrument resembling an organ and consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or compressed air

Origin of CALLIOPE

Latin, from Greek Kalliopē
First Known Use: 14th century

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