Definition of Dione in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈəʊni/
A satellite of Saturn, the twelfth closest to the planet, discovered by Cassini in 1684, being icy with a partly cratered and partly smooth surface (diameter 1,120 km).


Named after a Titan, the mother of Aphrodite, in Greek mythology.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Dione

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.