fairy·​land | \ ˈfer-ē-ˌland How to pronounce fairyland (audio) \

Definition of fairyland

1 : the land of fairies
2 : a place of delicate beauty or magical charm

Examples of fairyland in a Sentence

a winter fairyland of snow-covered trees

Recent Examples on the Web

The arc of this cheery, encouraging story will gratify any fairyland devotee who is struggling to master a new skill. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Tales Told in Many Tongues," 3 Jan. 2019 Highlights include fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden and a meeting with the Fairy Princess. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Women's club serves up beer, wine at Fair ...community events," 21 June 2018 Witches did these kinds of thing, and fairies or fairyland were quite often referenced in their trials. Longreads, "Fairy Scapegoats: A History of the Persecution of Changeling Children," 9 June 2018 That pain can transform the Communist past, with all its darkness, into a sort of fairyland, an impossibly good place. Sophie Pinkham, The New Republic, "Why have post-Soviet countries embraced populism and nostalgia?," 3 May 2018 Our Elite tester was a fairyland of infotainment distraction, where Apple and Android muses swam in abundant Bluetooth waters, where devices charged wirelessly, and where even the rear climate control can be managed by mobile app. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Honda Odyssey: The Gas-Powered Marital Aid," 10 Aug. 2017 Living at your mom’s house, to me, was living in treehouse, a fairyland. Sarah Paulson, Town & Country, "Billie Lourd's New Life," 1 Aug. 2017 As for the book’s plot: Something has gone seriously wrong in the fairyland Crystal Kingdom, and four fairies – Mia, Hailey, Makenna and Rosey – embark on a mission to restore magic to the island nation. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee.com, "Hardly child’s play: Persistence and resolve led to ‘Waterfall Island’," 28 Apr. 2017 The artist, a nephew of the master Lu Ji, used a vivid blue and a host of birds and flowers to conjure Taoist fairylands of eternal happiness. Ralph Blumenthal And Tom Mashberg, New York Times, "A Year After Raids, Asia Week New York Returns to the Spotlight," 5 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of fairyland

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fairyland was in 1600

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English Language Learners Definition of fairyland

in stories : a place where fairies live
: a beautiful or magical place


fairy·​land | \ ˈfer-ē-ˌland How to pronounce fairyland (audio) \

Kids Definition of fairyland

1 : an imaginary place where fairies live
2 : a beautiful or magical place

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