2. [syn: calliope, steam organ]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Calliope \Cal*li"o*pe\ (k[a^]l*l[imac]"[-o]*p[-e]), n. [L.
Calliope, Gr. Kallio`ph, lit, the beautiful-voiced; pref.
kalli- (from kalo`s beautiful) + 'o`ps, 'opo`s, voice.]
1. (Class. Myth.) The Muse that presides over eloquence and
heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus, and chief of the nine
2. (Astron.) One of the asteroids. See Solar.
3. A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam
whistles, toned to the notes of the scale, and played by
keys arranged like those of an organ. It is sometimes
attached to steamboat boilers.
4. (Zool.) A beautiful species of humming bird (Stellula
Calliope) of California and adjacent regions.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
2: a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles
played from a keyboard [syn: calliope, steam organ]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "calliope":
Hammond organ, Mark, baroque organ, bazooka, calliophone,
choralcelo, electric organ, electro-pneumatic organ, harmonium,
hedgehog, hydraulic organ, launch pad, launching pad,
launching platform, launching tube, melodeon, melodica, mousetrap,
orchestrelle, organ, organophone, pipe organ, projector,
reed organ, seraphine, silo, steam organ, symphonion,
tracker-action organ, tubular-pneumatic organ, vocalion