1. Greek Mythology The Muse of history.
2. pl. Cli·os (also klēō) A statuette awarded annually for outstanding achievement in radio and television advertising.
[Latin Clīō, from Greek Kleiō, from kleiein, to tell; see kleu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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