- the Muse of tragedy.
Origin of Melpomene
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Historical Examples of melpomene
To the silent Melpomene, who can express all things with her looks!Thais
"Rodd, sir—of the Melpomene—and there's another inside—" I began.Merry-Garden and Other Stories
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
On the other hand, he could not divest himself of the idea that Melpomene was in love with him.Gryll Grange
Thomas Love Peacock
To Thalia and Melpomene are given the realms of comic and tragic poetry.'Round the Year in Myth and Song
It was a cheap shrine, but I tell you, now, Melpomene was right in it.Harvard Stories
Waldron Kintzing Post
- Greek myth the Muse of tragedy
Muse of tragedy, from Latin, from Greek Melpomene, literally "songstress," from melpein "to sing," of unknown origin.