Phil·​o·​mel ˈfi-lə-ˌmel How to pronounce Philomel (audio)

Word History


Latin Philomela Philomela, nightingale

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Philomel was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Philomel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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