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

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
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


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