[ thuh-lahy-uh, they-lee-uh, theyl-yuh ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.

  2. one of the Graces.

Origin of Thalia

<Latin <Greek Tháleia, special use of the adj.: rich, plentiful; akin to thallus

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How to use Thalia in a sentence

  • The Thalia was known formerly as the Bowery Theater, and its stage has supported nearly all the great actors of an earlier time.

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British Dictionary definitions for Thalia


/ (θəˈlaɪə) /

nounGreek myth
  1. the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry

  2. one of the three Graces

Origin of Thalia

C17: via Latin from Greek, from thaleia blooming

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