Clio

noun
\ ˈklī-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Clio (audio) , ˈklē- How to pronounce Clio (audio) \

Definition of Clio

1 : the Greek Muse of history
2 plural Clios : a statuette awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in print and broadcast advertising

First Known Use of Clio

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Clio

Latin, from Greek Kleiō

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“Clio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clio. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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