\mjˈuːsɪz], \mjˈuːsɪz], \m_j_ˈuː_s_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of MUSES
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In anc. myth., nine sister goddesses who presided over the liberal arts, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, - viz., Calliope, eloquence and heroic poetry: Clio, history: Erato, lyric and love poetry: Euterpe, music. Melpomene, tragedy: Polyhymnia, singing and rhetoric: Terpsichore, dancing: Thalia, pastoral and comic poetry: Urania, astronomy.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.