Origin of calliope
Examples from the Web for calliope
His father was Apollo, the god of music and of song, his mother the muse Calliope.A Book of Myths
The man inside the calliope, the fireman, was too industrious.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
"No need to go to the table if you don't want," Calliope told her.
When we stepped out in the snow again, Calliope's face was shining.
"Delia's out here now," Calliope called from the dark steps.
- US and Canadian a steam organ
- Greek myth the Muse of epic poetry
Word Origin and History for calliope
1858, "steam-whistle keyboard organ," named for Calliope, ninth and chief muse, presiding over eloquence and epic poetry, Latinized from Greek Kalliope, literally "beautiful-voiced," from kalli-, combining form of kallos "beauty" + opos (genitive of *ops) "voice," related to Latin vox (see voice (n.)).