noun Classical Mythology.

the Muse of music and lyric poetry.

Related formsEu·ter·pe·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for euterpe

Historical Examples of euterpe

  • 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.


    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



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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper