Melpomene

[ mel-pom-uh-nee ]
/ mɛlˈpɒm əˌni /

noun Classical Mythology.

the Muse of tragedy.

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Origin of Melpomene

< Latin Melpomenē < Greek Melpoménē special use of feminine of present participle of mélpesthai to sing
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Melpomene
/ (mɛlˈpɒmɪnɪ) /

noun

Greek myth the Muse of tragedy
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