Definition of Philomel in English:

Philomel

(also Philomela)

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The daughter of Pandion, king of Athens. She was turned into a swallow and her sister Procne into a nightingale (or, in Latin versions, into a nightingale with Procne the swallow) when they were being pursued by the cruel Tereus, who had married Procne and raped Philomel.

Pronunciation:

Philomel

/ˈfɪləmɛl/