Al·​cy·​o·​ne al-ˈsī-ə-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Alcyone (audio)
: the brightest star in the Pleiades

Examples of Alcyone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The American Baroque Opera Company has postponed its Jan. 15-16 production of Marin Marais’ ‘Alcyone’ at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House. Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2022

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Alkyonē

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcyone was in 1797

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“Alcyone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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