Melpomene

noun
Mel·​pom·​e·​ne | \ mel-ˈpä-mə-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Melpomene (audio) \

Definition of Melpomene

: the Greek Muse of tragedy

First Known Use of Melpomene

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Melpomene

Latin, from Greek Melpomenē

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“Melpomene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Melpomene. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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