noun Classical Mythology.
- the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.
- one of the Graces.
noun Greek myth
- the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
- one of the three Graces
fem. proper name, from Greek Thaleia, literally “luxuriant, blooming,” from thallein “to bloom” (see thallus). Eighth of the Muses, presiding over comedy and idyllic poetry. Also one of the three Graces, patroness of festive meetings.