calliope

Part of speech: noun

Muse of epic poetry; ordinarily represented with a tablet and stylus.

Part of speech: noun

A series of steam whistles played by means of a key board.

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Usage examples "calliope":

  1. A string of a dozen red vans followed the elephants, and at the very rear of the line was the big steam calliope. - "The Boy Scout Fire Fighters", Irving Crump.
  2. Mrs. Calliope has a ball every Thursday, when the victors are crowned. - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. The man inside the calliope, the fireman, was too industrious. - "Watch Yourself Go By", Al. G. Field.