Every time I read this word, my brain reads it like it is a three-syllable word rhyming with soap. It is so much more beautiful when it is pronounced properly.
noun 1. an American keyboard instrument resembling an organ but with the notes produced by steam whistles,
formerly used on showboats and in travelling fairs.
Etymology: from Greek Kalliopē, literally 'having a beautiful voice'.
Source: Oxford Dictionary
Erin Bedford, writer.