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  1. Idyl(noun)

    a short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like

  2. Origin: [L. idyllium, Gr. , fr. form; literally, a little form of image: cf. F. idylle. See Idol.]

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