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Melpomene

Muse of tragedy, originally of song and musical harmony, from Latin, from Greek Melpomene, literally "songstress," from melpein "to sing, to celebrate with song and dance," a word of unknown origin.

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Definitions of Melpomene

Melpomene (n.)
(Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy;
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