Definition of Orpheus in English:

Orpheus

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A poet who could entrance wild beasts with the beauty of his singing and lyre playing. He went to the underworld after the death of his wife Eurydice and secured her release from the dead, but lost her because he failed to obey the condition that he must not look back at her until they had reached the world of the living.

Pronunciation:

Orpheus

/ˈɔːfɪəs/