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Calliope 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam

Calliope 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam as a musical term in English in authentic context with images and synonyms for advanced learners of english like SAT & GRE candidates with listening practice

/kəˈlʌɪəpi/ (noun)


an American musical instrument functioning like a keyboard or organ while it produces music notes by steam whistles or the release of compressed air through pipes


Calliope, in music, is a steam-whistle organ with a loud, shrill sound audible miles away; it is used to attract attention for circuses and fairs. It was invented in the United States about 1850 by A.S. Denny and patented in 1855 by Joshua C. Stoddard.

The calliope consists of a boiler that forces steam through a set of whistle pipes. Either a keyboard or a pinned cylinder (like that of a barrel organ or music box) controls the entry of steam into the proper pipes.

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