Definition of Philomel

1. n. Same as Philomela, the nightingale.



Definition of Philomel

1. Noun. the nightingale ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Philomel

1. a songbird [n -S] - See also: songbird

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philomel

philologies
philologist
philologists
philologize
philologized
philologizes
philologizing
philologue
philologues
philology
philomath
philomathematic
philomathic
philomaths
philomathy
philomel (current term)
philomela
philomelas
philomels
philomene
philomenes
philomimesia
philomot
philomots
philomuse
philomuses
philomusical
philopatric
philopatry
philopena

Literary usage of Philomel

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1. Restituta: Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"That so thy sister philomel might trie If they, for love to honor'd ... The gentle philomel laments this wanton degradation of these fair nymphs,—erewhile, ..."

2. The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for (1805)
"DAMON TO philomel, BY MR. WEST*. As love-sick Damon lay along Beneath a melancholy shade, Sooth'd by the nightly warbler's song, Thus the unhappy shepherd ..."

3. Davison's Poetical Rhapsody by Francis Davison, Arthur Henry Bullen (1891)
"TEN SONNETS TO philomel. SONNET I. UPON LOVE'S ENTERING BY HIS EARS. OFT did I hear our eyes the passage were By which Love entered to assail ' our hearts ..."

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