Greek Mythology A princess of Athens just who, after becoming raped by her brother-in-law, Tereus, had been avenged by the woman sibling, Procne, and ended up being later on converted into a swallow or nightingale while fleeing Tereus.
The nightingale; philomel.
A genus of wild birds such as the nightingales.
A genus of oscine passerine birds, the sort of the nightingale: today often called Luscinia or Daulias.
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...