idyll


idyll

noun \ˈī-dəl, British usually ˈi-(ˌ)dil\

: a simple poem or other piece of writing that describes peaceful country life

: a happy and enjoyable scene or experience

Full Definition of IDYLL

1
a :  a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment
b :  a narrative poem (as Tennyson's Idylls of the King) treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme
2
a :  a lighthearted carefree episode that is a fit subject for an idyll
b :  a romantic interlude

Variants of IDYLL

idyll also idyl \ˈī-dəl, British usually ˈi-(ˌ)dil\

Examples of IDYLL

  1. <her year as a vineyard worker in the south of France was not the idyll that she had expected it to be>

Origin of IDYLL

Latin idyllium, from Greek eidyllion, from diminutive of eidos form; akin to Greek idein to see — more at wit
First Known Use: 1586

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with IDYLL

idyll

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In literature, a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment. Idylls have taken varying forms, from the eclogue to the long narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme (such as Alfred Tennyson's “Idylls of the King”).

Variants of IDYLL

idyll or idyl

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