The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry mother of Orpheus and main of this nine Muses
- (Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
- a guitar consisting of a series of vapor whistles played from a keyboard
- The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mama of Orpheus, and main for the nine Muses.
- among the asteroids. See Solar.
- A musical tool composed of some vapor whistles, toned towards notes of this scale, and played by tips organized like those of an organ. It is occasionally attached to steamboat boilers.
- a lovely types of humming bird (Stellula Calliope) of Ca and adjacent regions.
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Female
1858, "steam-whistle keyboard organ," named for Calliope, ninth and main muse, presiding over eloquence and epic poetry, Latinized from Greek Kalliope, literally "beautiful-voiced," from kalli-, incorporating kind of kallos "beauty" (see Callisto) + opos (genitive of *ops) "voice," related to Latin vox (see sound (n.)).
Founded Greek towns: Soteira, Charis, Achaea, Calliope (Appian, Syr.