- Colossus of, (in ancient Egypt) a colossal statue near Thebes said to produce a musical sound when the rays of the early morning sun struck it.Compare Vocal Memnon.
- Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king slain by Achilles in the Trojan War.
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Another of her sons was Memnon, King of Æthiopia, who was slain by Achilles.
But perhaps you would like to know what, in the name of Memnon, a cucuius is?
Memnon was a famous king of Egypt who was killed in the Trojan war.Keats: Poems Published in 1820
Yet that Memnon was flattered by the notice of that statuette; he says so—says so himself.The American Claimant
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It was just the same a year and a half ago with Memnon's palace.The Bride of the Nile, Complete
- Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, son of Eos: slain by Achilles in the Trojan War
- a colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes in ancient Egypt, which emitted a sound thought by the Greeks to be the voice of Memnon