Origin of calliope
Examples from the Web for calliope
Just promises and a run around the rim, that's all, when I've got enough in me to be helpin' to work the calliope in the inside.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
So we six filed into the dining room to serve whomever Calliope had found "to do for."
Thus, to Calliope and me, the time held a tragic meaning beneath the exterior of our simple cheer.
This is the best show we've had since the calliope blew up and killed the elephant in the circus when I was seven years old.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
The circus might come to town, have the big parade and go, without their catching a sight of the camels or a note of the calliope.The New Freedom|Woodrow Wilson
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Word Origin for calliope
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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.)).