Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
  • n. Greek Mythology One of the three Graces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.
  • proper n. One of the three Graces.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That one of the nine Muses who presided over comedy.
  • n. One of the three Graces.
  • n. One of the Nereids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the joyful Muse, to whom is due the bloom of life.
  • n. The twenty-third planetoid, discovered by Hind in London in 1852.
  • n. In zoology: A genus of salps, giving name to the Thaliæ or Thaliacea: same as Salpa, 1.
  • n. A genus of coleopterous insects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
  • n. (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Θαλία. (Wiktionary)

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