Memnon

[ mem-non ]
/ ˈmɛm nɒn /

noun

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM Memnon

Mem·no·ni·an [mem-noh-nee-uh n] /mɛmˈnoʊ ni ən/, adjective
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Memnon
/ (ˈmɛmnɒn) /

noun

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

Derived forms of Memnon

Memnonian (mɛmˈnəʊnɪən), adjective
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