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Vocal Memnon

noun
1.
one of the two seated figures of the Colossus of Memnon: so called because it once emitted sounds when struck by the rays of the rising sun.
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  • It was known to the Egyptian priesthood, of course; hence the Vocal Memnon.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Exactly the same comparison is employed by Pausanias to describe the sound that issued from "the Vocal Memnon."

    Ancient Egypt George Rawlinson

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