Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an idyll.
  • adjective Tranquil and carefree.
  • adjective Scenic or picturesque.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to descriptive or pastoral poetry; having the form or sentiment of an idyl.
  • In sympathy with what is rural or pastoral; suitable for an idyl; fit to be related or described in an idyl: as, an idyllic custom; an idyllic experience.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or belonging to idyls.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to idylls.
  • adjective Extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
  • noun An idyllic state or situation. (A substantive use of the adjective)

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

  • adjective suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
  • adjective excellent and delightful in all respects

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Examples

  • The word 'idyllic' is employed so many times, even for scenes of relatively ordinary satisfaction at the seaside or in the countryside, that after a while I stopped circling it.

    Books in Brief

  • The word "idyllic" is employed so many times, even for scenes of relatively ordinary satisfaction at the seaside or in the countryside, that after a while I stopped circling it.

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • The word 'idyllic' is employed so many times, even for scenes of relatively ordinary satisfaction at the seaside or in the countryside, that after a while I stopped circling it.

    Books in Brief

  • The word "idyllic" is employed so many times, even for scenes of relatively ordinary satisfaction at the seaside or in the countryside, that after a while I stopped circling it.

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • This weekend Angelenos can frolic freely in idyllic Barnsdall Park while experiencing the visual bounty of over a half dozen local art galleries and 80 artists at the second annual Beyond Eden Art Fair.

    Lisa Derrick: Beyond Eden: A Feast for the Eyes Saturday and Sunday, Oct 9-10 Barnsdall Park

  • This weekend Angelenos can frolic freely in idyllic Barnsdall Park while experiencing the visual bounty of over a half dozen local art galleries and 80 artists at the second annual Beyond Eden Art Fair.

    Lisa Derrick: Beyond Eden: A Feast for the Eyes Saturday and Sunday, Oct 9-10 Barnsdall Park

  • These friends are allergic to work, preferring to live in idyllic poverty.

    Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat

  • This weekend Angelenos can frolic freely in idyllic Barnsdall Park while experiencing the visual bounty of over a half dozen local art galleries and 80 artists at the second annual Beyond Eden Art Fair.

    Lisa Derrick: Beyond Eden: A Feast for the Eyes Saturday and Sunday, Oct 9-10 Barnsdall Park

  • These friends are allergic to work, preferring to live in idyllic poverty.

    Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat

  • The soft-focus prose of the travel writer ( "Wild fruits hang from the branches, waiting to be plucked") transports us to a lush South Sea island where a "modern day Robinson Crusoe" lives in idyllic retirement.

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