noun Shan·gri–la \ˌshaŋ-gri-ˈlä\

Definition of Shangri–la

  1. 1 :  a remote beautiful imaginary place where life approaches perfection :  utopia

  2. 2 :  a remote usually idyllic hideaway

Origin and Etymology of shangri–la

Shangri-La, imaginary land depicted in the novel Lost Horizon (1933) by James Hilton

First Known Use: 1937

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