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Euterpe

[yoo-tur-pee]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the Muse of music and lyric poetry.
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Related formsEu·ter·pe·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for euterpe

Historical Examples

  • Euterpe played an inspiring accompaniment to their conversation.

    Ixion In Heaven

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Euterpe will learn to be gratified, Æsculapius, but she had not reflected upon the plunge.

    Hypolympia

    Edmund Gosse

  • To this laudable end sacrifices were now made to Euterpe to assist them.

  • With him Euterpe and Eros, obviously, must not house together.

    The Silver Poppy

    Arthur Stringer

  • Mr. R. Frankling, 70; on the reverse side figure of Euterpe.

    South London

    Sir Walter Besant


British Dictionary definitions for euterpe

Euterpe

noun
  1. Greek myth the Muse of lyric poetry and music
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Derived FormsEuterpean, adjective
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Word Origin and History for euterpe

Euterpe

muse of music, from Greek Euterpe, literally "pleasing," from eu "well" (see eu-) + terpein "to delight, please" (see Terpsichore).

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