Brig·​a·​doon ˌbri-gə-ˈdün How to pronounce Brigadoon (audio)
: a place that is idyllic, unaffected by time, or remote from reality

Examples of Brigadoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bourne would often play records from My Fair Lady, South Pacific, and Brigadoon at home. Stephen Hobbs, Sacramento Bee, 26 Feb. 2024 So did King George IV, Idi Amin, the good people of Brigadoon, and Rosemary, mother of that famous demon baby. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 16 Nov. 2023 During this period, the median sale for the area was a 2,300-square-foot home on Brigadoon Way in Strongsville that sold for $310,000. cleveland, 22 Aug. 2023 Like the mythical Scottish town of Brigadoon, Central Mine Methodist Church has been resurrected just one day a year ever since. John Hanc, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 The tornado then crossed an inlet, uprooted several more trees along Beechwood Road and tracked into the Brigadoon neighborhood. Leigh Morgan, al, 11 Aug. 2023 Highland Heather $82 at Sephora Don your tweeds for a sensory trek through the herbaceous, wild, and remote land of Balmoral and Brigadoon. April Long,, 12 June 2023 Hip-hop fans knew what the real headlines should have been on that story: A unicorn had been sighted during a full solar eclipse, as Halley’s comet made a rare pass over Brigadoon — or other metaphors to that effect — if Elliott was being sighted back on a stage. Chris Willman, Variety, 13 May 2023 More than 200 mares — some pregnant, others nursing new foals — bring life to this horsy Brigadoon. Joe Drape, New York Times, 4 May 2023

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Word History


from Brigadoon, village in the musical Brigadoon (1947) by A. J. Lerner and F. Loewe

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brigadoon was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Brigadoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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