MooT Question Icon
What instrument was named for the muse of epic poetry?

Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.

A picture of a moot game

The critically-acclaimed board game MooT
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To join our mailing list and get
free brain-twisting MooT questions sent to you irregularly,
enter your email address and then press submit.

E-Mail address:

Back to home page

Answer: the calliope

The word calliope derives from Greek Kalliope, the name of the Greek Muse of epic poetry.

It denotes a keyboard instrument resembling an organ and consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or compressed air

Copyright 1998-2009 Blair Arts Ltd. All rights reserved.