Mel·​pom·​e·​ne mel-ˈpä-mə-(ˌ)nē How to pronounce Melpomene (audio)
: the Greek Muse of tragedy

Examples of Melpomene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The masks of Melpomene and Thalia pop up on the end credits, bracketing the list of pseudonymous actors (Abel Caine, Brock Thunder, Madam Van Damme) and the name of the auteur: Dr. Wilde. Ed Park, The New York Review of Books, 14 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Melpomenē

First Known Use

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Melpomene was circa 1548

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“Melpomene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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