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[mel-pom-uh-nee] /mɛlˈpɒm əˌni/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the Muse of tragedy.
Origin of Melpomene
< Latin Melpomenē < Greek Melpoménē special use of feminine of present participle of mélpesthai to sing Unabridged
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(Greek myth) the Muse of tragedy
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Word Origin and History for Melpomene

Muse of tragedy, from Latin, from Greek Melpomene, literally "songstress," from melpein "to sing," of unknown origin.

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