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(thə-lī′ə, thā′lē-ə, thāl′yə)
n. Greek Mythology
1. The Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
2. One of the three Graces.

[Latin Thalīa, from Greek Thaleia, from thallein, to flourish, bloom, be luxuriant.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) one of the three Graces
[C17: via Latin from Greek, from thaleia blooming]
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(θəˈlaɪ ə, ˈθeɪ li ə, ˈθeɪl yə)

1. the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.
2. one of the Graces.
[< Latin < Greek Tháleia]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Thalia - (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetryThalia - (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Thalia - (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Grace - (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
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References in classic literature ?
"How right to call Thalia to the feast:" and of some others he says:
Three beautiful goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne, who attended upon Venus, serving without salary.
There were Glauce, Thalia and Cymodoce, Nesaia, Speo, Thoe and dark-eyed Halie, Cymothoe, Actaea and Limnorea, Melite, Iaera, Amphithoe and Agave, Doto and Proto, Pherusa and Dynamene, Dexamene, Amphinome and Callianeira, Doris, Panope, and the famous sea-nymph Galatea, Nemertes, Apseudes and Callianassa.
Christine said: "Oh what a beautiful morning to kickstart Organ Donation Week 2019 at 5.30am scattering Thalia's Beautiful Little Hearts around our stunning hometown.
Thalia Olvino prevailed in Caracas on Thursday after organizers -- facing criticism for the contest's primary focus on physical appearance -- said they wanted to push back against stereotypes about what an ideal woman looks like.
THALIA Heffernan said she's glued to the TV watching her former Dancing With The Stars partner Curtis Pritchard on Love Island.
Following the publication of the article last week, Cohen's birth mother, Thalia, who has been living in Canada since 1972, contacted the daily, asking for more information about the son she never stopped looking for as, she said, she had never signed any adoption papers.
Heath and Slater are joined by Buckinghamshire's Thalia Kirby, who was runner-up in the English Under 16 girls' championship, Gloucestershire's Ebonie Lewis and Cumbria's Caitlin Whitehead.
Once the darling of fans of Filipino-dubbed Mexican soap operas, Mexican star Thalia celebrated her 46th birthday last Satuday and shared photos of the occasion on Instagram.
Thalia Gatenby, eight, who was dressed as an Oompa Loompa, said: "I really like the style and I get to sing the songs."
Seven-year-old Syrian actress Thalia Basha is making a name for herself in Hollywood as we speak, according to Arab media.