Pronunciation: (ku-lī'u-pē; for 1 also kal'ē-ōp"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/calliope.html on line 77 [key]
1. Also called steam organ. a musical instrument consisting of a set of harsh-sounding steam whistles that are activated by a keyboard.
2. (cap.) Also,Kalliope. Class. Myth.the Muse of heroic poetry.
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