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Definitions for idyllic
aɪˈdɪl ɪkidyl·lic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idyllicadjective

    excellent and delightful in all respects

    "an idyllic spot for a picnic"

  2. idyllicadjective

    suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene

    "his idyllic life in Tahiti"


  1. idyllicnoun

    An idyllic state or situation.

  2. idyllicadjective

    Of or pertaining to idylls.

  3. idyllicadjective

    Extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.


  1. idyllic

    An idyll (, UK also ; from Greek εἰδύλλιον, eidullion, "short poem"; occasionally spelt idyl in American English) is a short poem, descriptive of rustic life, written in the style of Theocritus' short pastoral poems, the Idylls (Εἰδύλλια). Unlike Homer, Theocritus did not engage in heroes and warfare. His idylls are limited to a small intimate world, and describe scenes from everyday life. Later imitators include the Roman poets Virgil and Catullus, Italian poets Torquato Tasso, Sannazaro and Leopardi, the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Idylls of the King), and Nietzsche's Idylls from Messina. Goethe called his poem Hermann and Dorothea—which Schiller considered the very climax in Goethe's production—an idyll.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idyllicadjective

    of or belonging to idyls

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idyllic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idyllic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of idyllic in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin W. Decker:

    We often imagine idyllic nature scenes or beautiful sacred buildings and elaborate prayer or meditation closets. While a dedicated place to hold your spiritual practice can be very helpful, it is actually not necessary.

  2. Kelly Marie:

    ( Raya) sees the world in this doe-eyed idyllic way, and then the world sort of breaks, and it changes the way in which Disneys Raya interacts with the world, that was my way( into the character). I've definitely in the past viewed the world through rose-colored glasses, and now I feel like I'm in the back, smoking a cigarette,( saying),' I've seen things.'.

  3. Lili Lustig:

    Women are not prepared for the golden years, the idea of the idyllic retirement portrayed on TV does not exist.

  4. Andrew Morton:

    Harry has an idyllic life in California, there isn’t an executive in Hollywood that would say no to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex… It’s quite the transformation for them.

  5. Paul Templer:

    It was idyllic, life was really, really good – until one day I had a really bad day at the office.

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