[ mahy-see-nuhs ]

nounRoman Legend.
  1. a son of Aeolus who challenged the gods to a musical contest and was killed by them for his arrogance.

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How to use Misenus in a sentence

  • And therewithal the Teucrians on the beach wept Misenus, and bore the last rites to the thankless ashes.

  • This urn was afterwards deposited in a lofty tomb which Æneas erected on a promontory that henceforth bore the name of Misenus.

  • Therefore, the Harpies coming yet again, Misenus with his trumpet gave the sound for battle.

    Stories from Virgil | Alfred J. Church
  • Misenus lay there, than whom no man was more skilful to call men to battle with the voice of the trumpet.

    Stories from Virgil | Alfred J. Church
  • Misenus was the most skilled among all the Trojans in the art of blowing the trumpet.