Pronunciation: (mem'non), [key]
1. Colossus of, (in ancient Egypt) a colossal statue near Thebes said to produce a musical sound when the rays of the early morning sun struck it. Cf. Vocal Memnon.
2. Class. Myth.an Ethiopian king slain by Achilles in the Trojan War.
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